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Union County Man Admits Receiving Child Pornography

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

NEWARK, N.J. – A Union County, New Jersey, man today admitted receiving videos and images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Joshua Cremosnik, 49, of Rahway, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Julien Xavier Neals to an information charging him with one count of receipt of child pornography.

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

From April to August 2021, Cremosnik received videos of child sexual abuse via a publicly available online peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing program. Subsequent to a lawful search of his residence, law enforcement officers recovered numerous videos and images of child sexual abuse on Cremosnik’s laptop and electronic storage media. Cremosnik acknowledged using the P2P network to request and receive child pornography materials and stored those materials on his laptop and electronic storage media.

The count of receipt of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a fine of $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 5, 2023.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James E. Dennehy in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Farhana C. Melo of the Criminal Division in Newark.


Updated May 4, 2023

Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 23-132