FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2011
NEWARK, N.J. – Curtis Miglionico II admitted today to traveling from his home in Pennsylvania to New Jersey to engage in sexual conduct with a 13-year-old with whom he had been chatting on the Internet, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Miglionico 28, of Quakertown, Pa., pleaded guilty to an Indictment charging him with one count of traveling with the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a child. Miglionico, who has been in custody since his arrest in January 2010, entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge William H. Walls in Newark federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Miglionico admitted that over the course of several months starting in June 2008, he engaged in multiple sexually explicit conversations online with an individual he believed to be a 13-year-old child. After encouraging the “child” to meet him, he traveled from Pennsylvania to New Jersey on January 27, 2010, for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity.
The count to which Miglionico pleaded guilty carries a maximum potential penalty of 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will also be required to register as a sex offender. Sentencing is currently scheduled for October 5, 2011.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the Newark FBI Cyber Crime Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward in Newark; and the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Richard K. Berdnick, with the investigation of the case.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Vikas Khanna of the U.S. Attorney’s Office General Crimes Unit in Newark.
Defense counsel: Donald J. McCauley Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Newark