San Marcos man sentenced to 80 years for child pornography

By Megan Wehring

HAYS COUNTY — San Marcos resident Jose Nasipak was sentenced on Monday, August 17, to 80 years in prison for Possession with Intent to Promote Child Pornography. The sentence came down from 453rd Judicial District Judge Sherri Tibbe.

On June 18, Nasipak guilty was found guilty of 28 counts of Possession with Intent to Promote Child Pornography, which are all second-degree felonies. After hearing additional evidence, Tibbe sentenced the defendant to the maximum 20 years in each count.

Judge Tibbe elected to stack four of Nasipak’s sentences consecutively, meaning that the defendant was sentenced to a combined total of 80 years in prison.

Evidence at trial established that in October of 2019, Hays County Sheriff’s Office detectives received a report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that Nasipak was using the internet to transfer child pornography.

After conducting an investigation, HCSO detectives executed a search warrant on Nasipak’s apartment and seized his cell phone. Nasipak confessed to searching for and downloading child pornography, as well as transferring child pornography to others in exchange for additional pornographic videos and images.

HSCO detectives executed additional search warrants on Nasipak’s cell phone and Dropbox account and discovered hundreds of files of child pornography, as well as evidence that Nasipak’s activity dated back to at least 2016.

“I share Judge Tibbe’s empathy for sexually exploited children,” said Wes Mau, Hays County Criminal District Attorney. “Child pornography legitimizes and normalizes behavior that cannot be tolerated.  Judge Tibbe’s sentence sends a strong warning to those who would seek out child pornography or otherwise victimize children.”

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Megan Wehring graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Wehring has reported for the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch for a year, covering all things local. This includes city council meetings, town events, education and human interest stories. Previously, Wehring worked at KTSW FM-89.9 (Texas State University's official radio station) for two consecutive years. She was a news reporter, assistant news director and monthly segment producer during her time at KTSW. Wehring is passionate about the local reporter aspect. With a heart for storytelling, she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are most important to the community.

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