John Kopkowski, 42, was pronounced dead at the San Diego Central Jail at about 9:34 a.m. San Diego, Cali. time Thursday, Feb. 12. According to Bethel Police Officer Shane Bininger preliminary reports indicate that Kopkowski jumped from the second level of a building at the jail while in protective custody, falling to his death.
The Bethel Police Department began investigating Kopkowski on Dec. 12 after a Bethel computer repair technician came forward with the allegation that he had found disturbing images on Kopkowski’s computer. The Bethel PD along with the Batavia Police Department executed a warrant on Kopkowski’s home in Batavia on Dec. 14. The officers confiscated two computers which contained hundreds of images containing children in various states of nudity and engaging in sexual acts.