Man pleads guilty to child porn charges

By BOB OLIVER
Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — A Dearborn man arrested in December for possession of child sexually abusive material pled guilty to two of the 12 charges against him and could spend up to 14 years in prison.

Edward Bak, 61, was appearing in Wayne County Circuit Court for an arraignment before Judge James Chylinski Feb. 7 when he entered the guilty plea to one count each of using a computer to communicate with another to commit a crime and possessing child sexually abusive activity.

He was originally facing six counts of using a computer to communicate with another to commit a crime and three counts each of distributing or promoting child sexually abusive material and possessing child sexually abusive activity before accepting the plea deal from the prosecution.

Bak faces a penalty of up 10 years in prison for using a computer to communicate with another to commit a crime and four years in prison for possessing child sexually abusive activity.

He will next appear in court for sentencing at 9 a.m. March 12, also before Chylinski.

The bond for Bak, $50,000 or 10 percent with the conditions that upon release he cannot possess or purchase any sexually explicit material, have no unsupervised contact with minors and have no access to the Internet, was continued by Chylinski.

Bak was arrested Dec. 18 by Dearborn police in conjunction with the Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

The MSPICAC is a multijurisdictional task force made up of federal, state and local law enforcement officials.

(Bob Oliver can be reached at boliver@bewickpublications.com.)

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