When FBI agents entered a Florida man’s home with a search warrant in their investigation for alleged child pornography, he man made a move to destroy the evidence in a most unconventional way. Kamil Mezalka, a 21-year-old from the Palm Coast, stabbed his computer with a Samurai sword.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports he has since been arrested and could face federal charges for downloading child pornography. If convicted of these charges, he could be sentenced to five and 20 years in prison. Here’s more on what took place during the search of Mezalka’s Flagler County home earlier this week:
According to a federal affidavit, agents obtained a search warrant Tuesday for the man’s Lansdowne Lane home and entered the residence after nobody answered the door.
After agents made their way into the house, Mezalka came out of a second-floor bedroom with his hands up, then went back in and closed the door, the affidavit shows. Agents followed him into the room and found him in his underwear and observed him stab the console of his computer before taking him into custody, according to the affidavit.
The News-Journal goes on to report the affidavit noting Mezalka said in his interview with federal agents that he “might have” downloaded pornography depicting girls age 13 and younger. Even with the stabbed computer and other devices found in the house, the agents collected hundreds of images with child porn.
This same samurai sword that Mezalka wielded to try and destroy evidence of his illegal activities was used only a month ago in a valiant act of defense for his mother against his stepfather. CFNews 13 reported Mezalka heard his mother calling for help from the master bedroom in April. Armed with the 2-foot-long sword, he kicked down the door and was able to remove his mother from her husband who had choked her and threatened her with a gun. The stepfather was charged with battery and assault with a deadly weapon.
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