Princeton, N.J., Youth Soccer Coach Arrested, Charged With Possessing Images Of Sexually Exploited Children
TRENTON, N.J. – A Princeton, N.J., youth soccer coach was arrested today after law enforcement officers searching his home allegedly discovered compromising, sexual movies of minor boys, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Jorge A. Roman, 48, is charged by criminal complaint with one count of possessing images of child pornography. Roman appeared this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert in Trenton federal court and was detained pending satisfaction of his bail conditions.
According to the criminal complaint filed today:
During a period lasting approximately five years, Roman ordered – on more than 40 occasions – films exploiting nude, minor boys that were marketed as “naturist films from around the world.” The orders included DVDs, photo CDs and downloadable links.
The count with which Roman is charged carries a maximum potential penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited postal inspectors, under the direction of Postal Inspector in Charge Maria L. Kelokates, with the investigation leading to today’s arrest.
The government is represented by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Muoio of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Trenton.
The charge and allegations contained in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Defense counsel: Assistant Federal Public Defender Lisa Van Hoeck