January 14, 2009

Convicted sexual predator Mitchell Brokob admits to child pornography charge

January 14, 2009


BUFFALO, NY - Convicted child predator Mitchell Brokob of North Tonawanda pled guilty to a federal child pornography charge During an appearance in U.S. District Court on Tuesday. The 41-year old Niagara County man previously pled guilty in Niagara County on charges that he kidnapped, drugged, and sexually assaulted a young girl at knifepoint as she waited for her school bus in North Tonawanda last March.

The federal pornography plea carries an agreed-upon sentence of 20 years, the statutory maximum.

Assistant U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., said a computer recovered from Brokob's North Tonawanda residence in June of 2008 contained images of child pornography and that a forensic analysis of the computer revealed that search terms including "preteen child rape porn" and "cold steel knives" had been typed on the computer.

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 (CEOS), 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.


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