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Essex County, New Jersey, Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Taking Cellphone Pictures While Sexually Abusing Two Children

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

NEWARK, N.J. – A Newark, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 360 months in prison for sexually abusing two girls and recording the conduct on his cellphone, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Justin Kinney, 26, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler to an indictment charging him with two counts of producing child pornography. Judge Chesler imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

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

On Oct. 25, 2012, law enforcement executed a search warrant on Kinney’s laptop computer and cellphone, which revealed several files of child pornography that appeared to be taken with Kinney’s cellphone. Kinney admitted that two of the images, dated Aug. 19, 2012 and Oct. 10, 2012, were taken by him while he sexually abused two girls.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Chesler sentenced Kinney to a lifetime term of supervised release. Kinney is required to register as a sex offender.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Newark Division, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Kevin Kelly and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Acting Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Danielle M. Corcione and Danielle Alfonzo Walsman of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.

Defense counsel:  Assistant Federal Public Defender John H. Yauch Esq., Newark

Updated November 10, 2015

Press Release Number: 15-408