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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Jersey Man, Stanley Zdon, Iii, Charged With Conspiracy To Produce Child Pornography

STANLEY ZDON, III, age 28, a resident of Tuckerton, New Jersey, was charged today in a Superseding Bill of Information with conspiracy to produce child pornography, announced U. S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr.

According to court documents, inn November 2013, ZDON was arrested by special agents with the United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) after they determined that ZDON was responsible for receiving, distributing, and producing videos and images depicting the sexual exploitation of children via the Internet.  ZDON has been in custody since his arrest.

Conspiracy to produce child pornography carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and a maximum sentence of 30 years.  If convicted, ZDON will have to register has a sex offender.

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr. reiterated that the Superseding Bill of Information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the United States Postal Inspection Service.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Project Safe Childhood Coordinator and Fraud Section Chief, Assistant U. S. Attorney Brian M. Klebba.

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