16 charged in child pornography probe in NJ

FOX 29 News at 5PM

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Sixteen people, including a teacher and a school bus driver, are facing child pornography charges in New Jersey.

They were arrested in a state and federal probe called "Operation Safeguard" that targeted suspects using online file-sharing networks to distribute kiddie porn, including child rape videos.

All 16 defendants were charged with second-degree distribution of child pornography, which carries a sentence of five to 10 years in state prison, and third-degree possession of child pornography, which carries a sentence of three to five years in prison.  The arrests were made between Feb. 10 and March 31.

A list of defendants can be found below. 

  1. Thomas Guzzi Jr., 36, of Pitman. Teacher at John H. Winslow Elementary School in Vineland.  Arrested Feb. 19. Bail, $50,000. Charged with possession of 100 or more files of child pornography.
  2. Eugene Triston, 55, of Stanhope.  Bus driver in Sparta School District.  Arrested Feb. 10.  Bail, $50,000.  Charged with distribution of 25 or more files of child pornography.
  3. Male Juvenile, 17, of Kearny. Arrested March 15.  Released with ankle monitor.  Charged with selling child pornography, possession of 100 or more files of child pornography, and distribution of 25 or more files of child pornography.
  4. Shaun Dooley, 46, of Summit.  Senior IT officer for insurance company.  Arrested March 9.  Bail, $75,000.  Charged with possession of 100 or more files of child pornography.
  5. Andres Tejada-Diaz, 42, of Kearny.  Arrested March 3.  Bail, $100,000.  Charged with possession of 100 or more files of child pornography and distribution of 25 or more files.
  6. John Wilms, 46, of Mount Holly.  Driver for parcel delivery service.  Arrested Feb. 25.  Bail, $100,000.  Charged with distributing 25 or more files of child pornography for files allegedly found in a shared folder on his computer, including many videos involving infants.
  7. Robert Kunert, 22, of Hamilton, Mercer County.  Supermarket employee.  Arrested March 31.  Bail, $52,000.  He allegedly possessed approximately 298 files of child pornography in a shared folder on his computer.  Charged with possession of 100 or more files of child pornography and distribution of 25 or more files of child pornography.
  8. Matthew Dieterman, 32, of Piscataway.  Public employee who works for Somerset County in county garage.  Arrested March 4.  Bail, $50,000.  Charged with possession of 100 or more files of child pornography and distribution of 25 or more files of child pornography.
  9. Oziel Hernandez Sandoval, 27, of Piscataway.  Employment unknown.  Arrested March 29.  Bail, $75,000.  A forensic preview revealed approximately 225 files of child pornography in a shared folder on his computer.   Charged with possession of 100 or more files of child pornography and distribution of 25 or more files of child pornography.
  10. Bernard Rapp, 72, of Southampton.  Retired.  Arrested Feb. 24.  Bail, $75,000.  Charged with possession of 100 or more files of child pornography.
  11. Germin Simon, 34, of South Plainfield.  Self-employed computer repair technician under name "The Computer Man."  Arrested March 17.  Bail, $100,000.
  12. William Morgan, 59, of Manalapan.  Unemployed.  Arrested March 24.  Bail, $150,000.
  13. Christian Martinez-Gonzalez, 34, of East Windsor.  Factory worker.  Arrested March 7.  Bail, $50,000.
  14. Brandon Weiss, 42, of Burlington Township.  Line worker for label printing company.  Arrested Feb. 23.  Bail, $100,000.
  15. Armando Gonzalez-Longorio, 70, of Elizabeth.  Works for employment agency.  Arrested Feb. 18.  Bail, $100,000.
  16. Dimas Zuniga, 44, of Roselle.  Employment unknown.  Arrested March 22.  Bail, $50,000.

 

 

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