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Monmouth County, New Jersey, Nursery School Teacher And Camp Counselor Charged With Receiving 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 this morning on charges that he received images of child sexual abuse on his home computer, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

James Paroline, 26, of Red Bank, New Jersey, an assistant at a nursery school (School 1) and as a summer camp counselor at a private school (School 2), both located in Monmouth County, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with two counts of receiving images of child pornography over the Internet. He appeared this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert in Trenton federal court and was detained pending a bail hearing scheduled for July 9, 2015.

According to the criminal complaint and statements made in court:

On March 1, 2015, and March 2, 2015, Paroline downloaded videos and images depicting child sexual abuse from “Website A,” an online bulletin board and website dedicated to the advertisement and distribution of child pornography. Law enforcement officers discovered the images and videos downloaded from the website, and the recipient’s username and IP address were traced back to Paroline’s residence. His home was searched today and numerous images and videos containing child pornography were found on computer equipment belonging to Paroline.

Each count of receiving child pornography over the Internet carries a minimum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Richard M. Frankel in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s arrest.  He also thanked the Red Bank Police Department, under the direction of Chief of Police Darren McConnell, for its assistance in the investigation.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Brendan Day 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.

Defense counsel: Andrea Bergman Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Trenton

Updated July 8, 2015

Press Release Number: 15-261