Man gets 30 years for producing child porn

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 7:22 PM
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An Augusta man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison for producing child pornography.

Robert Francis Kwasniak, 39, pleaded guilty to traveling to North Carolina on at least two occasions to have sex with a 15-year-old girl he met online. U.S. District Judge J. Randal Hall also sentenced Kwasniak to 10 years of supervised release after his prison term, and he will be required to register as a sex offender, according to a U.S. Justice Department news release.

According to the evidence presented at Kwasniak's guilty plea and sentencing hearings, he met a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina online in September 2007. After several months of online chats, Kwasniak traveled to North Carolina on at least two occasions to engage in sexual acts with the girl.  He videotaped those encounters. The investigation also revealed that Kwasniak had set up a page on a social networking site claiming to be 18 years old, when in fact he was 38.

U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver stated, "This sentence demonstrates that those who engage in deceptive and predatory acts to exploit and victimize minors, will serve long prison terms.  The United States Attorney's Office is committed to continuing its work with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to prosecute those who prey upon our children."  

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a Justice Department initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.   

The case was the result of a joint investigation conducted by Special Agent Ben Williams of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Special Agent Michael Smith of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and Special Agent Brian Ozden of the FBI.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy Greenwood prosecuted the case.

 

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corgimom
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corgimom 03/30/11 - 07:32 pm
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30 years is not enough.

30 years is not enough.

Because there is no cure for that.

tuffenuf4u
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tuffenuf4u 03/30/11 - 07:35 pm
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Amen, corgimom.

Amen, corgimom.

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Dixieman 03/30/11 - 08:49 pm
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30 years is about 1/100th of

30 years is about 1/100th of what he should get. Ugh.

paulbaughman28
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paulbaughman28 03/30/11 - 09:59 pm
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. + 30 years= O

. + 30 years= O

nycweeks
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nycweeks 03/30/11 - 10:40 pm
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I've met this person. He was

I've met this person. He was a friend of a friend. You would have never suspected him of such a thing. He looked like a completely normal person that likely had no trouble getting an adult girlfriend. I guess that's the really scary part of this whole story. You can not tell by looking at a person if they are capable of such a terrible act. He's doomed now. I hope this sends a message to anyone else who is considering such a thing. "You will get caught and your life, like that of the abused kid, will be ruined".

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lovebugg 03/30/11 - 10:57 pm
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Really??? Wth??? What does a

Really??? Wth??? What does a KID have that an ADULT woman doesn't... a child can do nothing 4 u!!!!!! 30 years isn't enough time!!!!!! Everytime I read something like this it makes me wanna puke!!!!! They should let the parents of these abused children get justice there way!!!!!

hdrider
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hdrider 03/31/11 - 05:45 am
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I never see such outrage when

I never see such outrage when adult women (teachers) sleep with 15 year old boys.

WAG
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WAG 03/31/11 - 07:05 am
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I have outrage at any child

I have outrage at any child being abused. Especially a teacher. Put them all on an island and leave them. And make sure there are no kids there!What a sicko to travel to a child! He should get life in prison and never ever see the light of day again! Just sayin!

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realitycheck09 04/01/11 - 11:34 am
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I bet all the people on here

I bet all the people on here that think the 15 year old girl is too young for sex don't feel that a 15 year old shouldn't be tried as an adult when they commit a felony.

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gaspringwater 04/01/11 - 10:57 pm
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The man should have known

The man should have known better than doing sex with a 15-year-old girl but a sentence of 30 years is just overkill and ridicules. He'll surly serve a few years but it's doubtful he'll do all that time. The screaming public is too cheap to build the jails and hire the jailers. The penal system is over crowed and they'll have to turn a lot of them loose. The non-violent prisoners can get released. The federal courts will not allow packing people in jails like sardines and I've read where California had to let 40,000 out of jail because of over-crowding.

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