Child porn allegations have Battle Ground man in court

By Jessica Prokop, Columbian Courts Reporter

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A Battle Ground man accused of viewing thousands of images of child pornography made a first appearance Friday in Clark County Superior Court.

Oleg V. Fabyanchuk, 37, appeared on suspicion of five counts of second-degree dealing in depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, one count of first-degree possessing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct and one count of first-degree internet viewing of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

On July 18, the Vancouver Police Department Digital Evidence Cybercrime Unit received a tip from the Department of Homeland Security about child pornography being shared on a peer-to-peer network from somewhere in Battle Ground, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Between July 2 and Oct. 6, investigators downloaded thousands of images of child pornography. The downloaded files were obtained from a digital device traced back to Fabyanchuk’s residence, the affidavit states.

Investigators served a search warrant Thursday at his residence and seized a laptop, among other items. During an interview, Fabyanchuk allegedly admitted to searching for, viewing, downloading and possessing child pornography on numerous occasions over the past couple of years, court records said.

On Friday, Fabyanchuk’s bail was set at $30,000. He will be arraigned Nov. 2.