Feds: Ohio man shared child porn in Conn.

September 6, 2018

An Ohio man has been arrested on five counts of distribution of child pornography and one count of aiding and abetting the transportation of child pornography.

Robert Dudukovich, 24, of Wakeman, Ohio, is accused of managing a chat group on “Kik,” a smartphone app, that provided a forum for members to communicate about their sexual interest in young boys. The forum also allowed members to share and trade child pornography primarily depicting young boys engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Dudukovich is accused of sharing with group members - including a person in Connecticut - images and videos of child pornography. The child pornography included videos of a minor engaged in sexual acts with another minor, and a video of a minor engaged in a sexual act with an adult.

Dudukovich is also accused of sharing a link to his Dropbox account, which contained additional images and videos of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

John H. Durham, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, and Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, said Dudukovich, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Hartford on Aug. 30.

Dudukovich was arrested Wednesday in Berlin Heights, Ohio. He appeared in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, in Toledo, and was ordered detained pending his removal to Connecticut.

If convicted, Dudukovich faces a mandatory minimum term of five years in jail and a maximum term of 20 years on each count.

The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Neeraj N. 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 www.justice.gov/psc.

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