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Hillsdale Man Charged with Receiving Child Pornography

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Hillsdale NJ, A Bergen County, New Jersey, man was arrested today for receipt of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Justin Madia, 60, of Hillsdale, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with one count of receipt of child pornography. He is scheduled to appear today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre in Newark federal court.

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EAST RUTHERFORD MAN CHARGED WITH DISTRIBUTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police assist East Rutherford, Lyndhurst, Woodcliff Lake, and Ramsey Police Departments, which participated in the Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force in arrest for Distribution Of Child Pornography.

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ICE Teams Up with HSI to Put New Jersey Man Away in Operation Predator for Child Porn

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NEW YORK — Following an investigation and subsequent arrest made by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York, A New Jersey man was sentenced in the District of New Jersey Tuesday to 480 months in prison for producing and possessing images and videos of child sexual abuse. This sentencing comes on the heels on a 25 year sentence from the Eastern District of New York.
Gregory John Schaffer, 39, of Bayonne, NJ, was previously found guilty on all three counts of an indictment charging him with two counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. He was convicted following a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares, who imposed the sentence Tuesday in Newark federal court.

According to documents filed in the case and the evidence at trial, in 2010, Schaffer sexually abused a 12-year-old girl in a tow-truck office in Union City, New Jersey, and video recorded the abuse without her knowledge. He later stored the video recording on a laptop computer found by law enforcement in his office in Jersey City, New Jersey. Schaffer also backed-up the video recording to another electronic storage device found in his office.
Around the same time, Schaffer also sexually abused a 14-year-old girl in a hotel room and video recorded the abuse without her knowledge. Schaffer again stored the video recording on the same laptop computer and electronic storage device that law enforcement found in his office.

Law enforcement also found additional sexually explicit videos and images of minors on Schaffer’s laptop computer and electronic storage device.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Linares sentenced Schaffer to lifetime supervised release. On July 24, 2015, Schaffer was sentenced in the EDNY to 25 years in federal prison and lifetime supervised release for violating Title 18 USC 2422 (a) – travel in interstate commerce to engage in sexual activity and Title 18 USC 2422 (b) – to persuade, induce, coerce and individual who has not attained the age of 18 years to engage in sexual activity.

This investigation was conducted under HSI’s Operation Predator, an international initiative to protect children from sexual predators. Since the launch of Operation Predator in 2003, HSI has arrested more than 16,000 individuals for crimes against children, including the production and distribution of online child pornography, traveling overseas for sex with minors, and sex trafficking of children. In fiscal year 2016, more than 2,600 child predators were arrested by HSI special agents under this initiative and more than 800 victims identified or rescued.

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40 people arrested in massive N.J. child porn crackdown

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By S.P. Sullivan | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on August 18, 2016 at 6:26 AM, updated August 18, 2016 at 10:42 PM

HAMILTON — Forty men hailing from every corner of New Jersey have been charged in a statewide crackdown on the distribution of child pornography, authorities announced today.

The six-month investigation, dubbed “Operation Statewide,” tracked horrific images of the sexual exploitation of minors circulating on internet file-sharing networks to individual IP addresses, which led police to home addresses in each of the state’s 21 counties, authorities said.

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Child-porn charges in Pines Instagram case hinge on youths’ age, actions

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Child-porn charges in Pines Instagram case hinge on youths’ age, actions

Felony charges as severe as child pornography could be in store for a 13-year-old girl and two boys, ages 12 and 15, accused of creating an Instagram account dedicated to nude and sexually explicit photos of Broward minors, a prosecutor said Friday.

“No decisions have been made. Things are still under investigation. We are not sure what, if any, charges are going to be filed,” Assistant State Attorney Maria Schneider, head of the Broward State Attorney’s Office juvenile unit, said. “But potentially, the charges could be felonies, from child porn on down. It all depends on the age of the child depicted and what they’re doing.”

Pembroke Pines police on Thursday filed charges with state prosecutors for review. No arrests have been made and none of the youngsters has been taken into custody. Because of their ages, their identities have not been disclosed, Pembroke Pines Sgt. Carlos Corretjer said.

Police also would not say how many minors were exploited on the Instagram photo-sharing account or what schools the subjects or the alleged perpetrators attended.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-pines-instagram-postings-folo-20150213-story.html