NEWARK, N.J. – A Jersey City, New Jersey, man was arrested and appeared in federal court today for allegedly distributing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Nader Ahmed, 29, is charged by complaint with one count of distribution of child pornography. He made his initial appearance today in Newark federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor and was detained without bail.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
In January 2018, Ahmed uploaded two videos depicting the sexual abuse of children onto a child pornography website. Computer equipment seized from Ahmed’s residence revealed hundreds of files titled with names indicative of images of child sexual abuse.
The charge of distribution of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.
U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian Michael, with the investigation leading to today’s charges.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan L. O’Neill of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Public Protection Unit in Newark.