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Union County Man Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison for Receiving Child Pornography

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

NEWARK, N.J. – A Union County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 80 months in prison for receiving videos and images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Joshua Cremosnik, 50, of Rahway, New Jersey, previously 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. Judge Neals imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

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.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Neals sentenced Cremosnik to five years of supervised release and ordered restitution of $208,694.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited the Newark Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task force, under the direction of FBI Special Agent in Charge James E. Dennehy, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

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

Updated February 15, 2024

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Press Release Number: 24-059