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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Camden County, New Jersey, Man Admits Conspiracy To Sexually Exploit Children

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Collingswood, New Jersey, man today admitted conspiring with his former girlfriend to produce sexually explicit images of two children, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Alexander Capasso, 43, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle to Count One of an indictment charging him with conspiring with Janine Kelley, 36, of Audubon, New Jersey, to engage in the sexual exploitation of children.

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

Capasso began a sexual relationship with Kelley in 2010. During that relationship, Capasso took, or allowed Kelley to take, recorded images of Capasso engaged in sexually explicit conduct with a child. Capasso also took, or allowed Kelley to take, recorded images of Kelley engaged in sexually explicit conduct with two children.

According to the terms of the plea agreement, if accepted by the court, Capasso will receive a term of between 15 and 20 years in prison as well as a lifetime of supervised release. He also faces a potential $250,000 fine and must pay full restitution to the victims. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 20, 2017. Capasso has been in federal custody since his July 20, 2015 arrest.

Acting U.S. Attorney Fitzpatrick credited special agents of the FBI Philadelphia Division, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael Harpster, and the FBI Washington D.C., Field Office, under the direction of Assistant Director in Charge Andrew Vale, with the investigation leading to the guilty plea.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Diana Carrig and Sara Aliabadi of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Camden.

Defense counsel: Terri Lodge Esq., Cinnaminson, New Jersey

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Project Safe Childhood
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Press Release Number: 
17-171
Updated June 6, 2017