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New Jersey Cargo Pilot Indicted On Production Of Child Pornography

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Hamilton NJ, A Mercer County, New Jersey, man, formerly of Ocean County, New Jersey – a cargo pilot who traveled abroad frequently – was indicted today for allegedly using two minors to participate in acts of child sexual abuse, which he video-recorded and imported to the United States, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

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PARAMUS MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

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Ridgewood NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of NATHAN W. GLOTZER (DOB: 9/7/1952; married; employed as an Environmental Health Specialist) of 8 South Farview Avenue, Apartment A, Paramus, New Jersey, on the charge of Possession of Child Pornography, greater than 1,000 files. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

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Bergen Web Designer Charged with Distribution of Child Porn

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Dumont NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of WILLIAM G. GALLAGHER (DOB: 6/11/1988; single; and self-employed as a website designer) of 36 Erie Street, Dumont, New Jersey on the charges of Distribution Of Child Pornography, greater than 25 files (415 files) and Possession Of Child Pornography, greater than 1,000 files (1,015 files). The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

On Friday, April 5, 2019, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of William G. GALLAGHER during the course of a months-long Internet child pornography investigation. The investigation revealed that GALLAGHER used the Internet to view and possess more than 1,000 digital files depicting nude or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children, and distributed more than 25 files, also depicting nude or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children.

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Children’s Daycare Finance Director Arrested on Child Porn Charges

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Mahwah NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of CHARLES J. JANDRIS (DOB: 5/20/1965; married; and employed as a children’s daycare finance director) of 59 Youngs Road, Mahwah, New Jersey on a charge of Possession Of Child Pornography. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

In September 2018, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit received information that Charles J. JANDRIS viewed and/or possessed child pornography. A months-long investigation revealed JANDRIS used the Internet to view and possess digital files depicting nude and sexually explicit prepubescent children.

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Former New Jersey Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty To Receipt Of Child Porn

July 30,2018

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Lodi NJ,  A former officer with the N.J. Department of Corrections today admitted receiving images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Stephen Salamak, 38, of Lodi, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal court to an indictment charging him with receipt of child pornography.

According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court, Salamak used email to seek and obtain images of child pornography, including images of prepubescent children.

The receipt of child pornography charge carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Salamak will be required to register as a sex offender. Sentencing is currently scheduled for Nov. 15, 2018.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian Michael, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Danielle Alfonzo Walsman, Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Public Protection Unit in Newark.

 

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“Operation Statewide,”Nabs Ocean County Man With Over 36,000 Files of Child Pornography

 

July 12,2018

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Trenton NJ,  Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that an Ocean County man who had over 36,000 videos and images of child pornography on his computer devices was sentenced today to state prison. He was one of 40 men arrested in 2016 in “Operation Statewide,” a child pornography sweep by the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which includes the New Jersey State Police, Division of Criminal Justice, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, and numerous state, county and local law enforcement agencies.
Anthony White, 31, of Lakewood, N.J., was sentenced today to six years in state prison, including three years of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Linda Baxter in Ocean County. He pleaded guilty on March 6 to second-degree charges of distributing child pornography and attempting to manufacture child pornography. He will be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and will be subject to parole supervision for life.
Deputy Attorney General Rachael Weeks prosecuted White and handled the sentencing for the Division of Criminal Justice Financial & Computer Crimes Bureau.

In pleading guilty, White admitted that he knowingly used file-sharing software to make 25 or more files of child pornography readily available for any other user to download from a “shared folder” on his computer. He further admitted in connection with the attempted manufacturing charge that he tried to reproduce images of child pornography that he previously downloaded. While monitoring a peer-to-peer file-sharing network popular with sex offenders, a detective of the New Jersey State Police Digital Technology Investigations Unit (DTIU) downloaded 38 videos and images of child pornography from a shared folder at a computer IP address later traced to White. White was arrested on July 20, 2016, when members of the DTIU and State Police TEAMS Unit executed a search warrant at his home and seized computer devices, including a desktop computer. A forensic preview of the devices revealed over 36,000 videos and images of child pornography, one of the largest collections of child pornography ever seized by law enforcement in New Jersey.

“We are working hard through our proactive online investigations to banish the offensive notion that viewing child pornography is somehow a victimless crime,” said Attorney General Grewal. “Tens of thousands of children were cruelly abused to create the videos and images in White’s collection, and he exploited and re-victimized those children by his actions.”

“By sending defendants like White to prison, we deliver the message that possessing and distributing child pornography are very serious crimes – crimes that create a market for the terrible abuse of innocent children,” said Director Veronica Allende of the Division of Criminal Justice. “This prison sentence reflects our determination to prosecute these offenders aggressively using New Jersey’s tough child pornography laws.”
“People like Anthony White care more about getting caught than they do about the innocent children who are subjected to the horrific abuses portrayed in the videos they willingly share on the internet,” said Colonel Patrick Callahan of the New Jersey State Police. “As a result of the great work by our troopers and law enforcement partners, White will remain under parole supervision for life after he serves his prison sentence.”

Operation Statewide was a 2016 multi-agency child pornography sweep coordinated by the New Jersey State Police, as lead agency for the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The operation resulted in arrests of 40 men, including defendants in every county of New Jersey. During the operation, investigators monitored Peer to Peer, or P2P, file-sharing networks popular with child pornography offenders. Such networks play a major role in the distribution of child pornography, functioning in the same manner as websites used for privately sharing music or movies. Because videos and photos of child pornography keep recirculating, they result in the perpetual re-victimization of the children who were sexually assaulted or abused to produce them. Law enforcement has cataloged a large number of these images and videos, and the electronic files can be traced in various ways. During Operation Statewide, detectives downloaded child pornography that defendants offered from shared folders on their computers, tracing the files to their point of origin.
Attorney General Grewal commended the detectives of the New Jersey State Police DTIU and members of the other agencies in the New Jersey ICAC Task Force who conducted Operation Statewide, as well as the attorneys who participated in the investigations and are prosecuting the resulting cases.

Attorney General Grewal and Director Allende urged anyone with information about distribution of child pornography on the internet – or about suspected improper contact by unknown persons communicating with children via the internet or possible exploitation or sexual abuse of children – to please contact the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Tipline at 888-648-6007.

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SCOTT SELDERS OF RIDGEWOOD CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

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SCOTT SELDERS OF RIDGEWOOD CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY 
Monday, November 17, 2014, 04:39 PM
PROSECUTOR JOHN L. MOLINELLI

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of SCOTT SELDERS, Ridgewood , New Jersey, on charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor (specifically, Possession of Child Pornography). SELDERS was arrested on Friday, November 14, 2014, without incident.

The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO. 

The arrest stemmed from an Internet investigation in which SELDERS was using the internet to acquire images and videos depicting child pornography. In this case, the child pornography contained over 100 images as well as over 25 videos of pre-pubescent children engaged in sexual acts. As a result of a court authorized search warrant at SELDER’S residence, his computer and additional items were seized that contained these images and videos. Also seized were a small amount of marijuana and related drug paraphernalia. 

Scott SELDERS was charged with one (1) count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child for being in possession of child pornography, one (1) count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, namely marijuana in a quantity under fifty (50) grams, and one (1) count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail for SELDERS was set by the Honorable Jay Kim at $20,000.00 with no ten percent cash alternative and restrictive internet usage. Scott SELDERS was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.

Prosecutor Molinelli states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would also like to thank the Ridgewood Police Department for their assistance in this investigation. 

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE,
RIDGEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT 

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4B (5)B 
3RD DEGREE CRIME

ONE (1) COUNT OF POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY MARIJUANA, IN A QUANTITY OF FIFTY (50) GRAMS OR LESS, IN VIOLATION OF 2C: 35-10A(4), A DISORDERLY PERSONS OFFENSE 

ONE (1) COUNT OF POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2, A DISORDERLY PERSONS OFFENSE

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $20,000.00 NO TEN % LIMITED INTERNET 

PRESENT STATUS: BERGEN COUNTY JAIL

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