Hunterdon County, New Jersey, Man Charged with Distributing Images of Child Sexual Abuse
NEWARK, N.J. – A Hunterdon County, New Jersey, man was arrested by federal agents today for allegedly distributing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Mark Miller, 61, of Bloomsbury, New Jersey, is charged by criminal complaint with one count of distributing child pornography. He was arrested in his home by agents of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). He had his initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Court Judge James B. Clark III in Newark federal court and was detained without bail.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Miller used a mobile application to distribute files containing images and videos of child pornography, including images of prepubescent children.
The charge of distributing child pornography carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.
U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito credited special agents of Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian A. Michael, with the investigation leading to today’s charge and arrest. He also thanked the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office and N.J. State Police for their assistance.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean M. Sherman of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.
The charge and allegations in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.