NEW HAVEN – David Csanadi, 36, of Newtown, was sentenced on Tuesday, March 19, by US District Judge Janet Bond Arterton to 20 years of imprisonment, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for producing child pornography.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in 2006 and 2007, Csanadi sexually abused three female children, videotaped that abuse, and then maintained the tapes at his home in Newtown.
Csanadi, who has been in custody for the past two years, previously lived on Aunt Park Lane in Newtown.
All three children were under the age of 12 at the time of the abuse. One child was approximately 18 months old at the time of the abuse.
In addition to filming and maintaining video tapes of the sexual abuse that he inflicted on female children, Csanadi downloaded from the Internet and obtained other images and videos of child pornography on his home computer.
“Working with the FBI, the Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force and our other law enforcement partners, the US Attorney’s Office is committed to protecting children from sexual exploitation and removing sexual predators from the community,” US Attorney David Fein said in statement.
“I commend the Newtown and Monroe Police Departments for their investigative efforts, and the Danbury State’s Attorney’s Office for the critical assistance it has provided to the investigation and prosecution of this heinous but important case,” Mr Fein said.
“The sexual abuse of children and production of child pornography are detestable crimes, and the harsh reality of it all is that those who commit these unspeakable crimes live and work among us,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Kimberly Mertz. The FBI was among the agencies that investigated.
“The Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force’s devotion to identifying those who commit these monstrous crimes and to bringing them to justice remains, and always will remain, resolute,” she said.
Csanadi been detained since April 15, 2011, when he was arrested and charged with multiple state child sexual exploitation offenses.
On November 2, 2012, Csanadi pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of production of child pornography.
In January, he pleaded guilty in state court to the charges of sexual assault in first degree, illegal sexual contact with a minor, and possession of child pornography. Csanadi is scheduled to be sentenced in Danbury Superior Court on April 2.