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A former interpreter Jujutsu Kaisen has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing child pornography.
As reported by Anime News Network, Stefan Koza, a former manga translator for Jujutsu Kaisen, Tokyo Shinobi Squad and Ghost Reaper Girl, has been found guilty of eight counts of possession of child pornography, with one count each. separate videos. The court sentenced him to 10 years in prison for each count, but Koza will serve a concurrent sentence, meaning that instead of 80 years, he will only serve 10 years. His sentence was also partially suspended for 5 years, leaving Koza serving 3 years in prison. prison. However, the judge can reduce his jail time, depending on how long he has served. The Fairfax County Circuit Court has not released information on how long he has served his sentence.
Koza will be on probation for that five-year suspended prison term. He will need to get mental health counseling, be enrolled in Virginia’s sex offender registry, and attend and complete sex offender treatment. He will not be allowed to access Internet devices, cameras and recording equipment. He will also pay all expenses related to the case.
How Koza was caught
When the Virginia Herndon Police Department arrived at Koza’s residence with a subpoena on December 14, 2020, Koza is said to have called 911 before removing his computer parts, going through the basement, and running into the woods to throw those parts away. He returned home, where police arrested Koza on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography, initially charging him with 5 counts of possession and 5 counts of distribution of child pornography. em. A day later, the court released Koza “on recognition.” This means the courts have released him without bail, but he needs to sign a written agreement to appear in court later and agree to avoid contact with minors. adolescents and do not use the Internet.
Koza was previously arrested in Japan
This arrest is Koza’s second time breaking the law. After working as an assistant language teacher at an elementary school in Kami, Miyagi, in 2014, police arrested Koza on charges of breaking into and secretly recording the girls’ changing room with a GoPro camera. At a staff meeting, Koza admitted ownership of the camera but argued he had lost it about a month earlier. He is said to have denied the allegations. The Japanese authorities put him under house arrest for three years and Koza was sent back to America.
Viz Media has not worked with Koza since his arrest in 2020.
Source: Anime News Network