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Clayton, n.J., man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2012


 

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Clayton, N.J., man pleaded guilty today to possession hundreds of images of child pornography stored on a computer in his home, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Stephen Silver, 60, pleaded guilty today to an Information charging him with one count of possession of child pornography. Silver entered his guilty plea before Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph E. Irenas in Camden federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements in court:

Silver admitted that on June 18, 2008, he possessed between 300 and 600 images of child pornography on a computer at his residence. As part of his guilty plea, Silver agreed to forfeit the computer and computer accessories which he used to commit the offense. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

The possession of child pornography count to which Silver pleaded guilty carries a maximum potential penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is currently scheduled for May 11, 2012.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI’s Cyber Crimes Squad assigned to Innocent Images, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge George C. Venizelos in Philadelphia, with the investigation leading to the guilty plea.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven D’Aguanno of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Camden.

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Defense counsel: Frederick W.Klepp Esq., Cherry Hill, N.J.

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