Skip to main content
Press Release

Passaic County Man Sentenced To 84 Months In Prison For Receiving And Possessing Child Pornography

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

NEWARK, N.J. – A Passaic County man was sentenced to 84 months in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Vaughn Tiedeman, 49, of West Milford, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty to receipt and possession of child pornography before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court.  Judge Wigenton imposed the sentence on Sept. 21, 2022, in Newark federal court.

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

Between July 2018 and April 2019, Tiedeman downloaded and possessed more than 600 images of child sexual abuse, including images of young children and depictions of violence.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Wigenton sentenced Tiedeman to 10 years of supervised release and order him to pay restitution of $9,000 to the victims.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Richard W. Reinhold, with the investigation leading to the sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sarah A. Sulkowski of the Violent Crime Unit and Francesca Liquori, Chief of the Narcotics/Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force Unit, in Newark.

Defense counsel: Stephen Turano Esq., Newark

Updated September 22, 2022

Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 22-349