EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOX) – A Waterloo man was charged with child pornography offense.

Nicholas J. Perjak, 32 of Waterloo, Ill., has been charged with accessing, with intent to view, visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Police say Perjak accessed the images sometime around May 17, 2012 and Oct. 4, 2012.

Perjak’s trial is scheduled for August 26 in East St. Louis. If convicted, Perjak faces no more than 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and a term of supervised release of five years to life.

The case was brought in part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Metro-East Cyber Crime Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Angela Scoot has been assigned the case.


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