ATLANTIC CITY – Authorities arrested a Linwood man yesterday, charged with endangering the welfare children by sharing pornographic images of children via the internet, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton announced.
A two-week investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the Linwood Police Department, and the United States Probation Office—Camden, NJ resulted in the arrest yesterday of Brian S. Posner, 31, of the 700 block of Maple Avenue, Linwood, NJ.
Posner was charged, and arrested without incident at his home yesterday, Wednesday, October 5, 2016, by detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and officers of the Linwood Police Department. He was transported to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office to be processed for the arrest, then lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $100,000 cash only / no 10% bail, set by Municipal Court Judge Timothy P. McGuire.
Posner was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child by distributing over the internet “multiple pictures of juvenile females involved in prohibited sexual acts, specifically well over 50 files that depicted females as young as newborns engaged in sexual acts”—a crime of the 2nd degree.
A conviction for a 2nd degree crime carries a potential penalty of 5-10 years of incarceration in New Jersey State Prison.
Anyone with information regarding the exploitation of children in Atlantic County is asked to contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at: (609) 909-7800, or the
Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Task Force at: 1-800-CALL FBI (1-800-225-5324).
These charges are 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 http://www.acpo.org/tips.html 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 http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.