Friday, March 20, 2015

Pleasantville Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

PLEASANTVILLE – A 52-year-old Pleasantville man was arrested yesterday in possession of child pornography, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
As a result of a 5-month-long investigation by the Northfield office of the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, detectives executed a search warrant yesterday, March 16, 2015, at approximately 1:30 p.m., at the residence of Kenneth Kline, 52, at Martin Luther King Avenue, Pleasantville, NJ.
Detectives arrested Kline at his home, charged him with Endangering the Welfare of Children—a 3rd degree crime—for possessing pictures and videos of prepubescent children with their intimate parts exposed, and seized electronic evidence. The Pleasantville Police Department assisted the Task Force in the investigation.

Kline was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu of $200,000 full cash bail set by Pleasantville Municipal Court Judge Richard T. Fauntleroy.
Kline also faces additional Federal charges, as a result of the ongoing investigation.
Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office, and the New Jersey Human Services Police comprise the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, Northfield Office. Their shared mission includes identifying and arresting those involved in child predation and exploitation—including human trafficking, locating and protecting missing, runaway, and at-risk teens, and getting child victims the help they need.
A conviction for a 3rd degree crime carries a potential sentence of 3 to 5 years of incarceration in New Jersey State prison.
***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases a charged defendant is presumed innocent until and unless 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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