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Monmouth County, New Jersey, Man Charged With Production And Receipt Of Images Of Child Sexual Abuse

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. – A Monmouth County, New Jersey, man was arrested today for allegedly soliciting an underage girl to produce images of herself engaged in sexually explicit conduct and send the images to him through an online instant messaging application, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Matthew Kaminsky, 49, of Matawan, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with one count of production of images containing child pornography, and one count of receiving images containing child pornography via the internet. He is scheduled to appear later today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lois H. Goodman in Trenton federal court.

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

Kaminsky allegedly met various underage girls through online chat applications and sent them naked pictures of himself. In late January of 2015, over the course of several days, he began corresponding with a 13-year-old girl over an online chat application and induced her to take nude pictures of herself and to send them to him.

In March 2015 law enforcement officers recovered computer equipment belonging to Kaminsky containing images and videos appearing to be of child sexual abuse.

Law enforcement officers located and interviewed the 13-year-old girl Kaminsky had chatted with online in January of 2015, and she confirmed that she had chatted online with Kaminsky and had sent him nude pictures of herself at his request.

The count of receipt 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. The count of production of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of 30 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Terence S. Opiola, with the investigation leading to the charges.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Molly S. Lorber of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Trenton.

The charges and allegations contained in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated September 2, 2016

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Press Release Number: 16-108