Repeat Offender Admits Distributing Child Pornography While on Federal Supervised Release
CAMDEN, N.J. – A Camden County, New Jersey, man today admitted distributing images of child sexual abuse and violating the conditions of his supervised release imposed in connection with a previous child pornography conviction, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Barnaby Hewsen, 43, of Pennsauken, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count of distributing child pornography as well as a petition charging him with violating the conditions of federal supervised release by committing another crime while under supervision.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
In May 2017, Hewsen uploaded three images containing images of child sexual abuse to a website. On June 2, 2017, law enforcement officers conducted a search of his residence and discovered seven videos and 373 images on his computer, some of which depicted prepubescent children and sadistic masochistic conduct involving the sexual abuse of infants and toddlers. In connection with the plea, Hewsen also admitted that he took these actions while on federal supervised release for a prior federal conviction for possessing child pornography.
The count of distribution of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum term of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 40 years in prison; the violation of supervised release carries a mandatory term of five years in prison, which may be imposed consecutively. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 5, 2018.
U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian A. Michael; and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gabriel J. Vidoni of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division in Camden.