FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2012
NEWARK, N.J. – A Morris County, N.J., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for possessing and distributing over the Internet images and videos of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
William Rensing, 46, of Lincoln Park, N.J., was previously arrested on a Complaint and is currently in federal custody. He was charged by Indictment with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of distributing child pornography.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Special agents of the Department of Homeland Security and other law enforcement executed a search warrant at Rensing’s home on July 27, 2011, and seized a notebook computer that contained child pornography. The computer contained images and videos of child pornography from the Internet, including those depicting children as young as six years old.
On the distribution count, Rensing faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum potential penalty of 40 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Andrew M. McLees in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s Indictment.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel V. Shapiro of the U.S. Attorney’s Office General Crimes Unit in Newark.