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Mays landing, new jersey man sentenced to twelve years in prison for possessing child pornography



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2011


 

NEWARK, N.J. – An Atlantic County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 144 months in prison for possessing child pornography, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Charles W. Orr, Jr., 54, of Mays Landing, previously pleaded guilty to an Information before United States District Judge William H. Walls, who also imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court:

At his plea hearing, Orr admitted that he possessed images of child pornography on a computer hard drive which law enforcement officers seized on Jan. 23, 2009, from his home in Mays Landing.

The images portrayed individuals under the age of 18 engaged in sexually explicit conduct, including numerous minors under the age of 12.

Orr possessed a total of approximately 667 images of child pornography. The images also portrayed sadistic or masochistic conduct or other depictions of violence.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Walls sentenced Orr to 10 years of supervised
release.

The charge of possession of child pornography to which Orr pleaded guilty in this case carried a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison because of the defendant’s prior conviction under New Jersey state law relating to aggravated sexual abuse, sexual abuse and abusive sexual conduct involving a minor.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward, for the investigation of this case, and thanked the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and the New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for providing valuable assistance.

The government is represented by Assistant United States Attorney Lakshmi Srinivasan Herman of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.

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Defense counsel: Kenneth D. Aita, Haddon Heights, N.J.

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