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Friday, January 19, 2018

Camden County, New Jersey, Woman Gets 12 Years In Prison For Conspiring To Produce Sexually Explicit Images Of Two Children

CAMDEN, N.J. – An Audubon, New Jersey, woman was sentenced today to 144 months in prison for conspiring with her former boyfriend to produce sexually explicit images of two children, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. 
 
Janine Kelley, 36, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle to an information charging her with one count of conspiring with Alexander Capasso, 44, of Collingswood, New Jersey, to engage in the sexual exploitation of two children. Judge Simandle imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court.

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 children.  

In addition to the prison term, Judge Simandle sentenced Kelly to 10 years of supervised release.

Capasso previously pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy and was sentenced Jan. 17, 2018 to 20 years in prison.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito 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.

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

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

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
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Press Release Number: 
18-024
Updated January 19, 2018