He will also be put on life-time supervised release.
A Frederick man is going to spending a considerable amount of time in federal prison. Emil Moldovan, 40, was sentenced Wednesday in US District Court in Baltimore to ten years behind bars for possession of child pornography. As part of his sentence, he'll be put on lifetime supervised release after he gets out, and must register as sex offender wherever he lives, works or attends school.
The US Attorney's Office for Maryland says an undercover internet investigation found an image of child pornography on Moldovan's computer. According to his plea agreement on June 28th, 2011, a search warrant was executed at his home, and authorities seized computers, and storage media containing over 600 images of child pornography, including kids under 12. The pictures contained children engaging in sexual conduct, including sadistic acts.
Moldovan told federal authorities that he had been downloading child pornography. When his internet service became too expensive, he canceled it. But he continued to download pornography by connecting to the internet through an open wireless connection he located in his neighborhood.
Moldovan had been convicted in Frederick County Circuit Court in 2007 for distributing and promoting child pornography.
The US Attorney's Office says this case was part of Project Safe Childhood, which is a nationwide initiative launched by the US Department of Justice in 2006 to combat a growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.