Federal Inmate Admits Possessing Child Pornography
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey
CAMDEN, N.J. – A federal inmate serving a 10-year sentence for possessing child pornography admitted today to possessing images and videos of child sexual abuse while incarcerated, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.
Daniel Baldwin, 32, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count of possession of child pornography.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
In June 2022, corrections officers found an SD card hidden in Daniel Baldwin’s clothing. A subsequent search of the SD card revealed hundreds of images and videos of child abuse, including depictions of prepubescent minors.
Because Baldwin has a prior federal conviction for possessing child pornography, the charge of possession of child pornography depicting prepubescent children carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 28, 2023.
U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James E. Dennehy in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea. He also thanked FCI Fort Dix staff for their assistance in the investigation.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel A. Friedman of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division in Camden.
Updated July 26, 2023
Press Release Number: 23-216
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