Man Tries To Hide Child Porn By Stabbing Computer With Samurai Sword

PALM COAST, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A man who attempted to conceal his collection of child pornography from authorities by destroying his computer with a Samurai sword was unsuccessful in his endeavor, and is now facing charges of receiving the illicit materials online.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, 21-year-old Kamil Mezalka recently plead guilty to a federal charge of receiving child pornography over the Internet, and will serve ten years in prison for his crimes.

Though he has now confessed, he initially tried to hide his crimes from police.

Mezalka was reportedly apprehended last May, when local authorities executed a search warrant on his house. When they first arrived on the scene, police caught him trying to first leave his second-floor bedroom, then going back inside the room and shutting the door.

Police initially urged Mezalka to exit the room, which he refused to do, according to a criminal complaint obtained by the paper. When they forcefully entered, they found him wearing only his underwear and in possession of a Samurai sword.

The sword he held was reportedly buried in a computer. Though asked to drop the weapon, Mezalka instead tried to take the sword out of the machine as police closed in on him.

He was eventually relieved of his sword and detained however, the Sentinel learned.

Once in police custody, Mezalka confessed to owning a file-sharing program that he used to download child pornography. Authorities found hundreds of files of a pornographic nature while searching through his computers – including the machine stabbed with a sword.

In addition to serving ten years in prison, Mezalka will also have to undergo ten years of supervised release time after leaving prison, according to the Sentinel.

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