08/29/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/29/2019 15:38
MADISON, WIS. - Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Matthew Bulovsky, 25, Lodi, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to seven years in prison for distributing child pornography. This term of imprisonment is to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. Bulovsky pleaded guilty to this offense on May 15, 2019.
During the course of a child exploitation investigation, law enforcement officers determined that Bulovsky had posted numerous images and videos depicting children engaged in sexually explicit conduct into an internet chatroom.
At the time of the offense in this case, Bulovsky was out on bond in a state case that included allegations that he possessed child pornography. In sentencing the defendant, Judge Peterson noted that Bulovsky was a danger to the public because his compulsion to use child pornography was well engrained.
The charge against Bulovsky was the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI's Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, consisting of the Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department, Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department, and West Allis Police Department; the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation; and the Dane County Sheriff's Office. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman.