An Idaho Point resident, living across the river from Newport, has been sent to prison for nine years for his part in dealing with child pornography via his computer.
Mark Mryczko, 42, pleaded guilty to a number of charges after law enforcement raided his motor home parked at the Idaho Point Marina in mid-December of last year. Officers confiscated Mryczko’s computer and found a quantity of photos depicting the use of children in pornographic acts.
In court this week, Mryczko was sentenced on 8 counts involving the downloading, sharing and/or transferring images depicting child involved pornography. In all, Mryczko will serve nine years in prison for taking part in trafficking images which, in the eyes of the law, helps to further the “market” for such insidious illegal activities.
Law enforcement’s increasing sophistication with computer technology allows them to trace such trafficking of images as to who originates them, who simply shares them, and those who buy them. It’s called the blackest of the black markets because it keeps generating new juvenile victims for sexual exploitation resulting in horrendous mental and physical cruelty. Research shows that children who are sexually exploited run a high risk of also engaging in such activities when they become adults.