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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Man Charged With Receipt Of Child Pornography

TRENTON, N.J. – An Egg Harbor Township man was arrested by federal agents today for allegedly receiving images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Matthew Wolny, 40, is charged by complaint with two counts of receiving child pornography. Wolny is expected to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lois H. Goodman in Trenton federal court.

According to the complaint:

In September 2013, Wolny, who was then living in Jackson, New Jersey, used peer to peer file sharing software on his computer to download video files containing images of child sexual abuse from the internet. When law enforcement officers searched Wolny's Jackson residence and his car in September 2013, they seized numerous electronic devices containing approximately 2,000 images and 1,600 videos of suspected child pornography.

Each charge of receiving child pornography carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Brian Michael, and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, with the investigation. He also thanked the Little Egg Harbor Police Department, under the direction of Chief Richard J. Buzby Jr, for its assistance.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Molly Lorber of the Criminal Division in Trenton.

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Updated June 7, 2018