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Camden County Man Admits Possession of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey

CAMDEN, N.J. – Camden County, New Jersey, man today admitted possessing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Robert Giles, 71, of Collingswood, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to an indictment charging him with one count of possession of child pornography.

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

On April 15, 2022, agents with FBI served a search warrant at Giles’s residence and discovered electronic devices that belonged to Giles. A forensic examination of those devices revealed over 45,000 unique files containing videos and images of children being sexually abused.

The charge of possession of child pornography carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 29, 2023.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Jacqueline Maguire in Philadelphia, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea. He also thanked the Collingswood Police Department for their assistance in the investigation.

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

Updated July 26, 2023

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Press Release Number: 23-214