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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 30, 2018

Fifth Federal Inmate At Fort Dix Admits Possessing Images And Videos Of Child Sexual Abuse While In Prison

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Fredericksburg, Virginia, man today admitted 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, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez 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:

Good admitted that he possessed a micro SD Card which contained numerous images of child pornography, 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.

At sentencing, Good faces a mandatory minimum term of 10 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 7, 2018.

Four other inmates – Erik M. Smith, 36, of Iron Mountain, Michigan, Anthony C. Jeffries, 32, of Orange, Virginia, Jordan T. Allen, 31, of Plain City, Ohio, and Brian J. McKay, 47, of Brookhaven, Pennsylvania – have also pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and await sentencing.

Charges remain pending against Christopher D. Roffler, 30, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; William H. Noble, 52, of Lowell, Massachusetts; and Charles Wesley Bush, 38, of Knoxville, Tennessee, all of whom were serving sentences for prior child pornography offenses while committing the alleged crimes in this case. The pending charges and allegations are merely accusations, and these defendants are 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: 
18-181
Updated April 30, 2018