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U.S. Attorney’s Office
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Federal Inmate At Fort Dix Sentenced To Additional 10 Years For Possessing Images And Videos Of Child Sexual Abuse While In Prison

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Fredericksburg, Virginia, man was sentenced today to an additional 120 months in prison for possessing images of child sexual abuse while imprisoned at Federal Correctional Institution Fort Dix for a previous offense involving the distribution of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Jacob S. Good, 26, previously pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez to an information charging him with one count of possession of child pornography. Judge Rodriguez imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court.

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

Good admitted that he possessed a micro SD Card which contained numerous images of child sexual abuse, some of which depicted prepubescent children. In connection with his plea, Good also admitted that he used a smart phone and access to the dark web to view and possess child pornography.

Good and seven other inmates were arrested in April 2017 and February 2018 following an FBI investigation involving multiple covert recordings and several cooperating inmates. The investigation revealed that Good and other inmates utilized contraband cellphones, micro SD cards, and access to the internet to obtain, view, and distribute child pornography within the prison. A co-defendant organized and helped facilitate this criminal activity by maintaining cloud accounts that were used as repositories for child pornography.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Rodriguez sentenced Good to lifetime supervised release.

Six other inmates – all of whom were serving sentences for prior child pornography offenses while committing the alleged crimes in this case – have pleaded guilty: Erik M. Smith, 36, of Iron Mountain, Michigan: Anthony C. Jeffries, 32, of Orange, Virginia; Jordan T. Allen, 31, of Plain City, Ohio; Brian J. McKay, 47, of Brookhaven, Pennsylvania; Christopher D. Roffler, 30, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Charles Wesley Bush, 38, of Knoxville, Tennessee. Smith was sentenced to 151 months in prison; the other five defendants are awaiting sentencing.

William H. Noble, 52, of Lowell, Massachusetts, was indicted on May 23, 2018, and is scheduled for trial next year. The charges and allegations against Noble are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie in Newark, with the investigation. He also thanked officials of the Bureau of Prisons at Federal Correctional Institution Fort Dix for their assistance.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Gabriel J. Vidoni and Alyson M. Oswald of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division in Camden.

Defense counsel: David M. Simon Esq., Camden

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Project Safe Childhood
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Press Release Number: 
18-307
Updated September 18, 2018