A Czech Republic national who was staying in Charlotte was sentenced to more than a dozen years in prison after authorities found several thousand pictures and videos of child pornography on his laptop.
Ales Svak, 43, came to the States in August 2014 on a 90-day visa. WBTV, the Observer’s news partner, reported last year that he was visiting his mother and stepfather. His police mug shot said he was living in northeast Charlotte.
During his time here, Svak accessed child pornography online and shared it with an undercover FBI agent, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte.
After searching his home, the FBI found that Svak had a collection of child pornography that included 1,014 videos and 1,102 photographs, some of which depicted children in violent sexual acts.
He also admitted to engaging in a sexual act with a 15-year-old female on two occasions during a prior visit to the U.S. in 2003, according to the news release.
Svak pleaded guilty in March 2016 to the transportation, receipt and possession of child pornography. On Wednesday, a federal judge sentenced him to 151 months in prison.
The judge also ordered him to serve a lifetime of supervised release and to register as a sex offender.
Svak will face deportation proceedings after completing his federal sentence.