Art teacher at cliffside park, new jersey children’s school charged with possession of child pornography
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2011
NEWARK, N.J. – An art teacher at a school for kindergarten through third-grade children in Cliffside Park, N.J., was arrested today after law enforcement officers discovered alleged child pornography on a computer at his residence, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Paul Krosnick, 63, of Edgewater, N.J., is charged by Complaint with one count of possession of child pornography. Krosnick appeared this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Madeline Cox Arleo and was released on a $100,000 bond.
According to the criminal Complaint filed today, law enforcement officers executed a federal search warrant this morning at Krosnick’s residence. During the search, they found a computer belonging to Krosnick that contained multiple images of child pornography which appeared to have been downloaded from the Internet.
The charge of possessing child pornography carries a maximum potential penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the Cybercrimes Investigation Group of the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Peter T. Edge in Newark, with the investigation leading to the arrest and charge.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph B. Shumofsky of the U.S. Attorney’s Office General Crimes Unit in Newark.
The charge and allegations contained in the Complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Defense counsel (for purpose of initial appearance only): K. Anthony Thomas Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Newark