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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Former New Jersey Corrections Officer Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Receipt Of Child Pornography

NEWARK, N.J. – A former officer with the N.J. Department of Corrections was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for receiving images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Stephen Salamak, 39, of Lodi, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to an indictment charging him with receipt of child pornography. Judge McNulty imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

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

Salamak used email to seek and obtain images of child pornography, including images of prepubescent children.

In addition to the prison term, Judge McNulty sentenced Salamak to 10 years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian Michael, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Danielle Alfonzo Walsman, Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Public Protection Unit in Newark.

Defense counsel: Brian Neary Esq., Hackensack, New Jersey

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Project Safe Childhood
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Press Release Number: 
18-401
Updated November 15, 2018