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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 3, 2014

New Jersey Man, Stanley Zdon, Iii, Sentenced To 18 Years For Conspiracy To Produce Child Pornography

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that STANLEY ZDON, III, age 28, a resident of Tuckerton, New Jersey, was sentenced today for conspiracy to produce child pornography

U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan sentenced ZDON to 18.25 years imprisonment, supervised release for life, and ZDON will have to register as a sex offender.

According to court documents, in November 2013, ZDON was arrested by special agents with the United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) after they determined that ZDON conspired with Jonathan Johnson, the administrator of a multi-national child pornography website, to create and post videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children on the Internet.  ZDON has been in custody since his arrest.

U.S. Attorney Polite stated, “Stanley Zdon is the latest defendant brought to justice as a result of Operation Roundtable. The U.S. Attorney’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations will remain vigilant in identifying all those involved in the creation and circulation of these hideous images depicting the sexual exploitation of children.”

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised Homeland Security Investigations in investigating this matter.  Project Safe Childhood Coordinator and Fraud Unit Chief, Assistant United States Attorney Brian M. Klebba is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated November 18, 2014