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Voorhees Man Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison for Possessing Child Pornography in Camden County

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

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Camden County, New Jersey, man was sentenced to 80 months in prison for possessing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.

Bruce Makley, 68, of Voorhees, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to an information charging him with one count of possession of child pornography. Judge Kugler imposed the sentence on Sept. 20, 2023, in Camden federal court.

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

On Aug. 14, 2020, law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence. Makley admitted possessing more than 600 images of child sexual abuse, including images of sadistic or masochistic conduct or other depictions of violence, or sexual abuse or exploitation of an infant or toddler.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Kugler sentenced Makley to 10 years of supervised release, and ordered him to pay $152,000 in restitution.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of Homeland Security Investigations Newark, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Robert Kurtz; the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay; officers of the Voorhees Police Department, under the direction of Chief Louis Bordi; and officers of the Mt. Laurel Police Department, under the direction of Chief Judy Lynn Schiavone, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristen M. Harberg of the United States Attorney’s Office in Camden.

Updated September 21, 2023

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Press Release Number: 23-278