Yuma Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison for Distribution of Child Pornography
PHOENIX—Yesterday, David Peter Calik, Jr., 55, of Yuma, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 96 months in prison, followed by a term of lifetime supervised release. Calik pleaded guilty on May 1, 2015 to distribution of child pornography.
According to court documents, on Sept. 20, 2013, Calik distributed two images of child pornography. During the investigation it was discovered that Calik possessed 13,180 images and 347 videos of child pornography.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Christina J. Reid-Moore, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.