Boca Raton High-Tech Nonprofit Helps in Local Doctor’s Child Porn Arrest

  • By CBS12
  • September 23, 2019

BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — A local doctor is getting federal prison time for downloading and sharing child pornography. According to court records, 42-year-old David Nowak plead guilty to receipt of child pornography and possessing child pornography.

He was sentenced to nine years in prison, to be followed by 20 years of supervised release. Dr. Nowak was also ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution to the victims. He was caught with the help from a high-tech nonprofit organization that’s tracking predators in our own backyard and around the world.

Child Rescue Coalition (CRC) uses forensic technology that digitally tracks online predators and abusers. “We’ve been able to make a difference in rescuing children from child sexual abuse,” Glen Pounder said. Pounder has 30 years of experience with law enforcement and now is part of the CRC team.

Pounder teaches law enforcement worldwide on how to use a program called Child Protection System Technology. It’s what the FBI used to track down and arrest Nowak last week.

“What you’re seeing now is real-time from our system, the tracking of child sexual abuse material from the Child Protection System,” Pounder said during a demonstration with CBS12 News.

According to court records, Nowak used peer-to-peer file sharing program on the Gnutella network, which is very different from a regular web browser. Between Feb. 1, 2019 to Mar. 10, 2019, investigators discovered files that depicted sexually explicit images of minors.

“People who we’ve arrested have been in a position of trust like this gentleman was,” Pounder said. The report states Nowak told FBI agents “I suspect you will find exactly what you’re looking for” and “it’s on the laptop in my bedroom by the bed and will be very easy to find” during a search warrant inside his home in Delray Beach.

The coalition has developed a new game-changing technology called Nuela that will make it easier for investigators to recover deleted files to prosecute and convict even more offenders.

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