A Bemidji man already serving a 12-year sentence for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old was sentenced last week for an additional charge of child pornography possession.
Tyler Michael Gabrelcik, 20, was convicted of possessing child pornography by Beltrami District Judge John Melbye and sentenced to 30 months at the St. Cloud Correctional Facility. The prison is where Gabrelcik has been serving his sentence for first-degree criminal sexual conduct, of which he was convicted last October.
Gabrelcik's cellphone and other electronics were seized after his arrest for that charge, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Beltrami County Attorney's Office.
Among the files the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension found on the devices were images of child pornorgaphy.
During the sexual assault investigation, investigators learned that Gabrelcik had shown the victim two images of nude females on his phone. Gabrelcik also asked the victim, who was known to him, to remove clothing on multiple occasions and touched the victim inappropriately, according to the complaint.
The abuse took place in the summer of 2011.