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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Audubon, N.J., Woman Conspired With Then-Boyfriend To Produce Sexually Explicit Images Of Two Children

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Camden County, New Jersey, woman today admitted conspiring with her former boyfriend to produce sexually explicit images of two children, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. 

Janine Kelley, 35, of Audubon, N.J., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle in Camden federal court to an information charging her with one count of conspiring with her former boyfriend, Alexander Capasso, 42, of Collingswood, New Jersey, to engage in the sexual exploitation of two children by producing sexually explicit images of them. 

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

Kelley, a registered nurse, entered into a sexual relationship with Capasso in or about 2011, during which Capasso expressed an interest in engaging in sexual conduct with children. From November 2011 through October 2012 Kelley took, and allowed Capasso to take, recorded images of her engaged in sexually explicit conduct with two children. Kelley also took, or allowed Capasso to take, images of Capasso engaged in sexually explicit conduct with one of the minor children. 

The conspiracy count to which Kelly pleaded guilty carries a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, and a fine of up to $250,000.  Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 18, 2016.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI’s Philadelphia Division, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge William Sweeney, and the Washington, D.C., Field Office, under the direction of Assistant Director in Charge Paul M. Abbate, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

Capasso was indicted by a federal grand jury in Camden on July 6, 2016, for allegedly possessing and distributing images of child sex abuse and also for conspiring to sexually exploit two minor children. The charges and allegations contained in that indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Diana V. Carrig of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Camden. 

Defense counsel: Christopher O’Malley Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Camden

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Updated August 31, 2016