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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Atlantic City Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

CAMDEN, N.J. – An Atlantic City, New Jersey, man was charged today with possessing images of child sexual abuse, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Cory Newman, 44, is charged by complaint with one count of possession of child pornography. He is scheduled to appear by videoconference today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Matthew J. Skahill.

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

On May 20, 2021, agents with the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), served a search warrant at Newman’s residence and discovered electronic devices that are alleged to belong to Newman. A subsequent forensic examination of one of the devices revealed numerous videos and images of children being sexually abused.  

Because Newman has been previously convicted of possession of child pornography, the charge of possession of child pornography carries an enhanced mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a maximum fine of $250,000.

Acting U.S. Attorney Honig credited special agents of HS - Alantic City, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Jason J. Molina, with the investigation leading to the charge. She also thanked the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner, and the Atlantic City Police Department, under the direction of Interim Officer in Charge James A. Sarkos, for their assistance in the investigation.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Johns of the Criminal Division in Camden.

The charge and allegations contained in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Press Release Number: 
21-226
Updated May 24, 2021