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14 Arrested In Monmouth County Kiddie Porn Sweep

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni

13 Monmouth County men and one male juvenile were arrested recently in a County-wide investigation into online child pornography, Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced this morning.

“Operation Trading Post” was conducted by the Prosecutor’s Computer Crimes Unit and Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force between June of 2018 and October 2018. The operation was designed to reduce online threats to Monmouth County children and to decrease the market for child sexual exploitation by focusing on those individuals seeking out and trafficking in child pornographic materials, according to Gramiccioni’s announcement.

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Posted: November 28th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Atlantic Highlands Man Arrested For Kiddie Porn Possession and Distribution

Brian Foley photo via social media

Brian Foley, 60, of Asbury Ave in Atlantic Highlands, was arrested yesterday and charged with possessing and distributing images and videos which depict the sexual exploitation or abuse of a child, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced this afternoon.

Foley is charged with one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Distribution) and one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Possession).

The State’s investigation and initial forensic examination of Foley’s devices revealed evidence that he has possessed and distributed images and videos which depict the sexual exploitation and abuse of a child.

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Posted: July 27th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Atlantic Highlands Man Arrested For Kiddie Porn Possession and Distribution

Manalapan Man Arrested By Feds For Producing Child Porn

Angelo Curato, photo via facebook

Angelo Curato, 26, of Manalapan, was arrested by federal authorities today and charged with convincing children to engage in sexually explicit conduct online, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

On June 2, 2017, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Curato’s residence. A forensic review of Curato’s laptop revealed hundreds of sexually explicit chat messages on his Skype accounts and hundreds of screenshots of boys engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

The defendant was arrested by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s at that time and charged with one count of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Possession of Child Pornography and one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Distribution of Child Pornography.

He is charged today by federal complaint with one count of producing visual depictions of a child engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

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Posted: May 30th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Manalapan Man Arrested By Feds For Producing Child Porn

Former Keansburg Teacher Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Distribution

Marc Marinoff. photo via facebook

Marc S. Marinoff, 31, of Pear Drive, in Marlboro, formerly a teacher at the Joseph R. Bolger Middle School in Keansburg, pleaded guilty to one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child involving the Distribution of Child Pornography today, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Under the terms of his plea agreement, Marinoff faces a 3-year state prison term and will be subject to the provisions of Megan’s Law upon his release. Marinoff is permanently banned from holding any public employment in New Jersey and has forfeited his current public post as a school teacher.

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Posted: April 10th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Former Keansburg Teacher Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Distribution

Union Beach man charged with child pornography and gun possession

Henry Cicerale, 59, of Park Avenue in Union Beach, set-up a wireless Internet network at a neighbor’s home and was using that network to access, download, and distribute child pornography.  His computers and other digital media devices had hundreds of items of child pornography, an 11 month investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office concluded. Investigators also found an unloaded gun in his home.

Cicerale is charged with second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Distribution of Child Pornography, third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Possession of Child Pornography and second degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Union Beach | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Union Beach man charged with child pornography and gun possession

Oceanport Man Charged With Distributing Child Pornography

Kevin A. Long, 27, of Wolfhill Avenue in Oceanport, iwas charged with second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child in connection with the Distribution of Child Pornography and third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child in connection with the Possession of Child Pornography, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Long was arrested following a joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and federal Homeland Security Investigations. Evidence collected during the investigation suggests Long may have been engaging in inappropriate conversations with children online. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 10th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

14 Men Busted in County-wide Kiddie Porn Sweep

Fourteen Monmouth County men were arrested this summer and charged with possessing and/or distributing child pornography, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced today. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 14 Men Busted in County-wide Kiddie Porn Sweep

Neptune City man sentenced for distributing child pornography

FREEHOLD — A Neptune City man was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday for distributing child pornography on the Internet. Steven Anan, 56, was arrested in 2013 as part of “Operation Ever Vigilant,” a sweep conducted by states and federal authorities to round up suspects of child pornography… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 10th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Neptune City man sentenced for distributing child pornography

District suspends school custodian charged in child porn sting

 Randy Huff Long BranchLONG BRANCH — A school custodian in Long Branch charged with possession and distribution of child pornography in a massive statewide sting has been suspended and banned from school property, according to a report. Randy Hull, 43, of South Toms River, was arrested Aug. 10 as part of a roundup of 40 men charged in a… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: August 21st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on District suspends school custodian charged in child porn sting

2 Monmouth County Men Among 40 Caught In Statewide Kiddie Porn Op

Kiddie Porn bustShawn Bovasso, 47 of Howell and Abeer Jaffri, 24 of Marlboro were among the 40 New Jersey men charged in a statewide crackdown on child pornography distribution announced by Attorney General Christoper Porrino yesterday.

Bovasso had over 5000 files of child pornography on his computer at the time of his arrest by State Police detectives on July 15th.  Troopers also found and seized two assault weapons from his residence. The assault weapons are being examined to determine if charges against Bovasso are appropriate.

Jaffri was arrested on May 31 and charged with both distribution and possession of child pornography.

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Posted: August 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 2 Monmouth County Men Among 40 Caught In Statewide Kiddie Porn Op