Saturday, May 10, 2014

Dominican Republic National Residing in Atlantic City Charged with Child Pornography

MAYS LANDING – A Dominican Republic national residing in Atlantic City was arrested yesterday for downloading from the internet video images of children being sexually exploited, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
A month-long cooperative investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Investigation Unit and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit culminated on May 7, 2014 with the warrant search of a residence on the 3000 block of Fairmount Avenue in Atlantic City, NJ, the seizure of computer equipment containing child pornography, and the arrest of Gilvantroi Abreu Fernandez, 31, of that address.
Abreu Fernandez, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was charged with Endangering the Welfare of Children, a 2nd degree crime, for knowingly storing or maintaining images of the sexual exploitation or abuse of a child, obtaining the images from an internet file-sharing network.
The search warrant was executed by members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Atlantic City Police Department.
Both the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Investigation Unit and the Ocean County Prosecutor High Tech Crimes Unit are member agencies of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, an organization created to aid Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies stopping offenders who use online communications systems and computer technology to sexually exploit children.
Abreu Fernandez was arraigned in Atlantic City Municipal Court, and lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu of $100,000 bail, cash or bond.
A crime of the 2nd degree carries a potential sentence of 5 to 10 years of incarceration in New Jersey State prison.
This charge is merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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