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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Sussex County Woman Charged with Producing, Distributing, and Advertising Child Pornography

NEWARK, N.J. – A Sussex County, New Jersey, woman was charged today with producing, distributing, and advertising images of child sexual abuse, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Dominique Saczawa, 31, of Sparta, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with one count of production of child pornography, one count of distribution of child pornography, and one count of advertisement of child pornography. She appeared today by video conference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre and was detained.

According to documents filed in this case:

In August 2021, Saczawa used a web-based application to share images and videos depicting the sexual assault of a child, and to solicit others to share similar content. Saczawa produced video and images of a minor victim engaged in sexually explicit conduct and Saczawa communicated these to other individuals through the web-based application. 

The charges of production and advertisement of child pornography each carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine. The charge of distribution of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum of five years in prison, a maximum of 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.

Acting U.S. Attorney Honig credited special agents with the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge George M. Crouch Jr. in Newark, with the investigation leading to the charges.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Angelica M. Sinopole of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Organized Crime & Gangs Unit in Newark.

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

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
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Press Release Number: 
21-390
Updated August 31, 2021