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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Monroe Township, New Jersey, Man Admits Possession Of Child Pornography

NEWARK, N.J. – A Middlesex County, New Jersey, man today admitted possessing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Sam Cynamon, 67, of Monroe Township, New Jersey, and formerly of Springfield, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo in Newark federal court to an indictment charging him with one count of possession of child pornography.

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

On July 10, 2017, law enforcement officers lawfully obtained multiple computers and electronic storage media belonging to Cynamon from his residence. The computers and electronic storage media contained multiple images and videos of child pornography, including images of prepubescent children being sexually abused.

In March 2005, Cynamon pleaded guilty in the District of New Jersey to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 27 months in prison. Because of his prior conviction, the count of possession of child pornography to which Cynamon pleaded guilty today carries a mandatory minimum potential penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 19. 2018.

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

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

Defense counsel: Robert Degroot Esq., Newark

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
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Press Release Number: 
18-174
Updated May 17, 2018