Bridgeton, new jersey man sentenced to 20 years in prison for traveling for illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution of child pornography
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March 18, 2011
CAMDEN, N.J. – Carl Timm, 55, of Bridgeton, N.J., was sentenced today to 240 months in prison for traveling from New Jersey to New York for sex with a child and distributing child pornography, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Timm was initially arrested in March 2010 by the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office as a result of an investigation by state and local authorities. He subsequently pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with traveling with the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a child and distribution of child pornography over the Internet. He entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Joseph E. Irenas, who also imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Timm admitted that between 2005 and 2006, he traveled from New Jersey to New York with a video camera for illicit sexual conduct with a child under the age of 12 – identified in court documents as M.B. Timm also admitted that he shared child pornography over the Internet using a peer-to-peer file sharing program; he both downloaded child pornography to his own computer in Bridgeton and permitted others to download criminal images from his computer. Certain files were identified by file names which explicitly described their content.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Irenas sentenced Timm to a lifetime of supervised release. In sentencing the defendant, Judge Irenas took into consideration testimony presented at the sentencing hearing supporting a pattern of sexual abuse and exploitation of a minor. Timm will also be required to register as a sex offender.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward; the New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force; the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice; and the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office with the investigation leading to today’s sentence.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacqueline M. Carle of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Camden.
Defense counsel: Todd E. Henry, Philadelphia, Pa.