A Fair Oaks man has been sentenced in federal court to 57 months in prison for possession of child pornography.
Orest Shaynyuk, 22, was sentenced Tuesday in Sacramento by U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.
Shaynyuk has been in custody since his arrest July 10, 2013. According to court documents, in July 2013, he was found with a cell phone containing multiple videos and photos of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, including two between the ages of 12 and 15. The cell phone also contained communications between Shaynyuk and various underage girls for the purpose of enticing the girls into sex, authorities said.
Shaynyuk also solicited and received photographs of females whom he knew to be minors engaging in sex acts. Authorities said he made some of the images and videos of the minors himself using his cell phone camera.
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Shaynyuk used Internet messaging programs to communicate with the underage females and, in some cases, send them naked pictures of himself. Authorities said he admitted to having sexual contact with a number of different underage females.
The case resulted from an investigation by the FBI and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
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