Jason C. Kozlowski, 32, of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in U.S. District Court Tuesday to 12 years in prison and 20 years supervised release for traveling interstate with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and receiving child pornography.
According to court documents, on October 10, 2014, Grove City police officers observed Kozlowski in his vehicle behind a Target store nude from the waist down with a 15-year-old female.
Upon interviewing Kozlowski and the minor female, investigators discovered the two had been communicating since approximately March of 2014 by Facebook, e-mails, text messages and telephone calls.
Text messages found on the phones of Kozlowski and the minor female revealed that Kozlowski had sent the girl sexually explicit messages. Kozlowski was aware of the female’s age and the laws in the state of Ohio regarding consent.
Kozlowski told law enforcement officials the 15-year-old was going to get a letter from her parents giving him permission to “be with” with the girl. The defendant admitted to driving from Pennsylvania to Ohio to pick up the female and explained they went to dinner, shopping, and then parked behind the Target store and engaged in sex acts.
Investigators discovered nude photographs of both the defendant and the victim had been exchanged vita text. They also discovered pornographic images of a different, 13-year-old female on Kozlowski’s computer.
Kozlowski pleaded guilty to traveling interstate with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and receiving child pornography in February 2015.
Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Grove City Police Chief Steve Robinette, Pickaway County Sheriff Robert B. Radcliff, and members of the Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force announced the plea entered into today before Chief U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr.