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Newtown Man Admits Producing Child Pornography

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 02, 2012
  • District of Connecticut (203) 821-3700

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that David Csanadi, 36, of Newtown, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to one count of production of child pornography.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between approximately 2006 and 2009, Csanadi sexually abused three female children, videotaped the abuse, and maintained the tapes at his home in Newtown. All three children were prepubescent minors under the age of 12 at the time of the abuse. One child was approximately 18 months old at the time of the abuse.

In addition to filming and maintaining video tapes of the sexual abuse that he inflicted on female children, Csanadi downloaded from the Internet and obtained other images and videos of child pornography on his home computer.

“Working with the FBI; the Connecticut Computer Crimes Task Force; and our other federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to protecting children from sexual exploitation and removing sexual predators from the community,” stated U.S. Attorney Fein. “I commend the Newtown and Monroe Police Departments for their investigative efforts and the Danbury State’s Attorney’s Office for the critical assistance it has provided to the investigation and prosecution of this heinous but important case.”

Judge Arterton has scheduled sentencing for March 8, 2013, at which time Csanadi faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 15 years, a maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years, and a fine of up to $250,000.

Csanadi has been detained in state custody since April 15, 2011, when he was arrested on three counts of first-degree sexual assault, three counts of risk of injury or impairing the morals of children, three counts of illegal sexual contact with a child, and one count of third-degree possession of child pornography.

This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Connecticut Computer Crimes Task Force, Newtown Police Department, and the Monroe Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Neeraj Patel and Krishna Patel.

This prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood Initiative, which is aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc.

To report cases of child exploitation, please visit www.cybertipline.com.

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