April 11, 2013
Garden City Scout Leader Pleads Guilty to Promoting Child Pornography
Orenchuk will serve six months in jail and register as a sex offender
MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that a Garden City man has pleaded guilty to making images of child pornography contained on his home computer available to others via the Internet.
Edward Orenchuk, III, 23, pleaded guilty today to the top count against him, Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child as a Sexually Motivated Felony, in exchange for a promised sentence from Judge Angelo Delligatti of six months in jail and 10 years of probation with sex offender restrictions. Orenchuk must also register as a sex offender. He will be sentenced June 6.
Rice said that during August and September 2012, investigators from the DA’s Office observed Orenchuk making multiple images of child pornography available over the Internet for download by other people. Investigators tracked the source of those images to a Wheeler Avenue residence in Garden City. Orenchuk implicated himself during the execution of a search warrant at this home in December 2012, indicating that he had hundreds of images on his personal computer.
At the time of his arrest, Orenchuk was employed as a page at the Garden City Public Library and served as an Assistant Scout Master with Boy Scout Troop #243 in Garden City. The images contain children as young as five years old.
“To have these images and put them on the Internet is terrible enough, but for this man to also have access to young children at work and as a volunteer makes this crime that much more disturbing,” Rice said. “My office will continue to aggressively investigate and prosecute anyone caught trafficking in this horrific material.”
Assistant District Attorney Jeremy Glicksman of the Technology Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case. Orenchuk is represented by Elizabeth Kase, Esq.