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ATG NEWS RELEASE: Attorney General asks for public’s help in locating man indicted for child pornography

Posted on May 27, 2016 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin announced the indictment of Andrew Patyjewicz for criminal charges related to the possession and distribution of child pornography and asks for the public’s help in locating him.

Patyjewicz is accused of disseminating images of children being sexually exploited. He is also accused of possessing images and videos of children being sexually exploited with fifty-seven videos containing children being sexually abused, and twelve of those videos depicting children under the age of twelve. The investigation was conducted by the Hawaii Internet Crimes Against Children unit in the Attorney General’s office.

Patyjewicz is not currently in custody. He is thirty-five years old, six-foot-one (6’1”), weighs approximately 200 pounds, and has blue eyes and brown hair. A photograph of Patyjewicz is attached. Anyone with information that could help locate Patyjewicz should call the Investigations Division of the Department of the Attorney General at (808) 586-1240.

An Oahu grand jury indicted Patyjewicz for two counts of Promoting Child Abuse in the Second Degree, a class B felony. Each count is punishable by up to ten years in prison.

Patyjewicz is presumed innocent unless and until he is found guilty of the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.

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For more information, contact:

Joshua A. Wisch

Special Assistant to the Attorney General

(808) 586-1284

[email protected]