Shelton Lawyer Faces Child Pornography Charges

A Shelton lawyer accused of sexually assaulting a boy for several years took explicit photos of his victim and allegedly threatened to post one on Facebook, according to court documents.

The lawyer, Peter Kruzynski, now faces federal child pornography charges in addition to the sexual assault case pending in state court.

He was arrested by Shelton police last month after police said an investigation revealed he had been sexually assaulting a boy for several years.

In a prepared statement, federal prosecutors said the sexual assaults began in 2009 and continued until last month.

Kruzynski “repeatedly engaged in sexual acts with a male victim beginning in 2009, when the victim was 12 years old, and continuing until August 2016, when the victim was 18 years old,” the feds said.

On Friday (Sept. 16) he was charged with production and possession of child pornography.

The allegations are similar to those revealed last month by police when Kruzysnki was charged in state court with first-degree sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault, interfering with police, second-degree harassment, and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.

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A judge has ordered the arrest warrants in the state cases sealed from public view.

An affidavit from an FBI special agent in the federal case says law enforcement began investigating Kruzynski last month, after the victim filed a complaint with police.

In addition to the years-long alleged sexual abuse, the victim told police that Kruzynski had taken explicit photos of him when he was a minor.

He showed police text messages allegedly sent by Kruzynski threatening “to inform others about their sexual acts and the photographs Kruzynski had of (the victim).”

Detectives then got a warrant to search Kruzynski’s cell phone.

After seizing the phone from Kruzynski, the affidavit says he allegedly admitted to taking explicit photos described by the victim and showed them to police on his phone.

During an interview, Kruzynski allegedly admitted having a sexual relationship with the victim, “but he stated the sexual acts did not begin until after (the victim) turned 16 years old.”

In most circumstances, 16 years old is the age of consent in Connecticut.

During an interview, the victim described an explicit photo Kruzynski had taken of him. He said that Kruzynski sent him the photo over the summer and that Kruzynski “threatened to post the photograph on (the victim’s) Facebook page.”

Kruzynski was released after his arrest in the sexual assault case after posting bonds totaling $77,500.

He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joan Margolis at U.S. District Court in New Haven last Friday on the federal charges.

He was released after posting a $250,000 bond and is being monitored electronically by federal officials.

If convicted on the federal charges, Kruzynski could face up to 40 years in prison.

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