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'Unspeakable': 79 charged in N.J. with child predator crimes

When 36-year-old George Castillo of California drove to Los Angeles International Airport in April, law enforcement says he expected to meet a 4-year-old and a 9-year-old girl. Castillo had a stuffed animal. And various sex toys.

Around the same time, Joseph Donohew, 26, of Indiana, shelled out $100 downpayment to a man he thought was the father of a 9-year-old girl. The deal? It was for sex with the child, police said. Donohew brought a girl's nightgown with characters of the Disney movie "Frozen" on it, police say. 

Neither Castillo or Donohew met their intended targets, officials said. Instead, they were both arrested after two of the people they spoke with were New Jersey State Police officers -- not a child trafficker or fathers of young girls.

They were among 79 arrested in a massive, 9-month child predator operation by state authorities that extended beyond New Jersey's borders, state Attorney General Christopher Porrino announced Friday.

The charges range from child trafficking to sexual assault, and manufacturing child pornography to possession of child pornography.

The dozens arrested include a Trenton police officer, a swimming coach, a captain in the Air Force, a piano teacher, three brothers and an IT professional who  could end up having more than 1 million files of child pornography once a full examination of his computer equipment is complete, according to the state's attorney general.

"The men we arrested lurked in the shadows of the internet and social media, looking for opportunities to sexually assault young children or to view such unspeakable assaults by sharing child pornography," Porrino said in a news conference with other law enforcement officials at the State Police Technology Complex in Hamilton Township.

Porrino described the sexual exploitation of children as a "horrific problem" that doesn't "appear to be subsiding."

It was also a chance for State Police to show what technology and new methods they're using to catch people, including dogs who can sniff out hidden thumb drives or cell phones inside the homes of suspected offenders.

The demonstration came with a stark warning for people who prey on children or share child pornography.

"If you're lurking in a chat room or on social media looking to exploit a child, ... our investigators are lurking alongside of you," Porrino said.

Porrino said those who have children should "trust your instincts" and "pay attention."

"Are they behaving differently? Are they being secretive or protective of their cell phones?" Porrino said.

Parents and guardians should educate their children and tell them about the risks of the internet and online phone apps and video games.

The attorney genral's office didn't say whether any of the arrested men had lawyers.

Castillo faces federal charges of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and production of child pornography, as well as New Jersey charges including first-degree conspiracy to commit child trafficking.

Donohew was charged in Indiana with attempted child molestation.

Eight people were charged with various "hands-on" crimes, Porrino said, that include sexual assualt and luring a child or manufacturing pornography, according to the attorney general's office. They are:

-- William Esker, 22, of Bayonne, charged on Sept. 7 by the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office with aggravated criminal sexual contact for allegedly engaging in sexual conduct with a girl, 14, over whom he had direct supervision as a camp counselor, police said. He also is charged with providing obscene material to a child and endangering the welfare of a child.

NJ charged 40 for child porn last year. What happened?

-- Donald Beckwith, 34, of Browns Mills, charged in Delaware with sexual solicitation of a minor and attempt to commit unlawful sexual contact with a minor, police said. Beckwith is a captain in the Air Force stationed in New Jersey.

-- Michael DeBlock, 22, of Hopatcong, a youth minister, arrested on Oct. 10 and charged by the Sussex County Prosecutor's Office with possession of child pornography and conveying obscene materials to a child.

-- Brandon Morris, 24, of Hammonton, arrested on Oct. 17 and charged by the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office with manufacturing child pornography, endangering the welfare of a child by sexual conduct, conveying obscene materials to a child, and possession of child pornography.

-- A 17-year-old student from Bergen County, whose name is not being released due to his age, arrested on Aug. 17 and charged by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office with manufacturing, distributing and possessing child pornography, as well as invasion of privacy.

-- Craig Kirschner, 39, of Marlboro, arrested on Aug. 21 and charged by the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office with luring a child, attempted sexual assault of a minor, and conveying obscene material to a minor.

-- Isaac Toney, 40, of Trenton, arrested on July 17 by the New Jersey State Police and charged with luring a child.

-- Robert Elmi, 63, of Gillette, arrested by the New Jersey State Police on Nov. 9 on a charge of luring a child.

Forty-one people were charged with second-degree distribution of child pornography, which carries a sentence of five-to-10 years in prison, and 66 people were charged with third-degree possession of child pornography, which carries a sentence of three-to-five years in prison, according to the attorney general's office.

Eleven would be considered "super-possessors" under a new law set to take effect in 2018. They are:

-- William Camargo, 48, of Millington, an IT professional, accused of having more than 138,000 files of suspected child pornography, and possibly more than one million files.

-- Callen Kapschock, 55, of Hamilton, a mechanic, allegedly had more than 10,000 files.

-- Md F. Uddin, 43, of Elizabeth, an engineer, allegedly had more than 5,000 files.

-- Kody Knotts, 22, of Millville, along with his two brothers, Alexander Knotts, 27, and Kyle Knotts, 23, allegedly had a combined total of nearly 5,000 files.

-- Laurence Duque, 42, of Dayton, allegedly had over 4,000 files.

-- Gregory Piszczek, 35, of Woodbridge, an IT professional, allegedly had over 4,000 files.

--Kevin Groeger, 63, of Cranford, a postal worker, allegedly had over 2,000 files.

-- Pasquale "Charles" Albano, 75, of Point Pleasant, allegedly had over 1,000 files.

-- Juvenile Male, 17, allegedly had over 1,000 files.

According to the attorney general's office, the following were charged with possession and/or distribution of child pornography:

-- Paul Marinelli, 52, of South Brunswick, a Trenton police officer (possession).

-- James Cutrone, 54, of Hazlet, a youth swim coach (distribution).

-- Bryan San Andreas, 37, of Toms River, a piano teacher (possession).

-- John Parsons, 50, of Vineland (possession).

-- Donald Williams, 39, of Camden, (distribution).

-- Kevin Wenng, 35, of Cliffwood Beach (possession).

-- Victor Kurynow, 58, of Bedminster (attempted possession and conveying obscene materials to a minor).

-- Paul Fuhs, 44, of Laurel Springs, (possession).

-- Ryan Stemetzki, 26, of Maple Shade, (possession and distribution).

-- Robert Ruff, 56, of Delran (possession).

-- Robert King, 63, of North Wildwood (possession and distribution).

-- Jason Locke, 42, of Manchester (possession).

-- Stephen Slawinski, 60, of Morris Plains, (possession and distribution).

-- Herbert Ferreira, 43, of Dover (possession and distribution).

-- Joseph Maruca, 26, of Berkeley Township (possession).

-- James Gilbertson, 60, of Manchester (possession).

-- Christopher Todd, 49, of Lyndhurst (possession and distribution).

-- Alexis Gonzalez, 28, of Hackensack (possession).

-- Raul Rodriguez, 33, of Jersey City (possession).

-- Dhanendhran Govender, 32, of East Windsor (possession and distribution).

-- Luis Pacheco-Loja, 30, of Belleville (possession and distribution).

-- Robert White, 66, of Morristown (possession and distribution).

-- Jonathan Latiff 40, of Jersey City (possession and distribution).

-- Anthony Gerace, 43, of Egg Harbor Township (distribution).

-- Antonio Baang, 26, of Galloway Township, (possession).

-- Richard Lake, 65, of Trenton (possession and distribution).

-- Federico Flores, 29, of Rahway, (possession and distribution).

-- James Agin, 69, of Westwood, (possession and distribution).

-- Fortino Rosales-Rodriguez, 22, of Oaklyn, (possession).

-- Justin Saavedra, 22, of Clifton, (distribution).

-- Daniel Braz, 39, of South River (possession and distribution).

-- Nelson Cintron, Jr., 54, of Collingswood, (possession and distribution).

-- Michael Brown, 28, of Pennsauken, (possession and distribution).

-- Erik Baez, 38, of Sicklerville (possession and distribution).

-- Larry Gonzalez, 45, of Elizabeth (possession and distribution).

-- Erik Johnson, 49  (charged by Union County Prosecutor's Office with possession and distribution).

-- Marco Biason, 68, of Dover (possession).

-- Brian Neilson, 55, of Metuchen (possession).

-- Thomas Smith, 54, of Woodstown (possession and distribution).

-- Zachary Brawer, 31, of Paramus (possession and distribution).

-- Brian J. Gardner, 74, of Nutley (possession and distribution).

-- John T. Ruffner, 37, of Lumberton (possession).

-- John Skubiak, 62, of Deptford (possession and distribution).

-- Nicholas J. Novak, 66, of Ocean Township (possession and distribution).

-- Eric MacAfee, 41, of Seaside Heights (possession).

-- Jeison Padilla, 29, of Somerville (possession and conveying obscene materials to a minor).

-- Justin England, 31, of North Plainfield (possession and distribution).

-- Eric Yourish, 61, of North Plainfield (possession).

-- Christopher Dunham, 22, of Rockaway (possession and distribution).

-- Justin Piccola, 23, of Randolph (possession and distribution).

-- Nicolas Bencze, 36, of Maywood (possession and distribution).

-- Michael Yosco, 70, of Garfield (possession).

-- Male Juvenile, age 14, of Bergen County (possession).

-- Julio Garcia, 29, of Bridgeton (possession and distribution).

-- Joseph Lawitz, 34, of Hamilton (possession).

-- James Livas, 22, of Hopatcong (possession and distribution).

-- Robert Fuscarino, 27, of Hopatcong (possession and distribution).

-- Donovan Roots, 19, of Pilesgrove (possession and distribution).

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Comment by Robin on March 20, 2018 at 8:10pm

Yes, Kwic. A whole lot of evil. They would not want me to dish out justice to them. I would be for castration, and, far worse.

Comment by kwicgov55 on March 21, 2018 at 1:35pm

JG, you aren't a conspiracy nut, and you may be on to something. I am not a Roy Moore fan, but when those women started making allegations against Moore just weeks before the election, when they had been silent for the past 20 years of Moore's political career, there was little doubt that there was a setup to taint Moore's reputation. Trump may have been the leftist ultimate target, but they over played their hand, and Moore lost thanks to their smear campaign.

Funny how as soon as Moore lost, those women who had came forward with the allegations against Moore disappeared. Shortly after, the "me too" movement began to fade out. This all may be just coincidence, and nothing to do with Trump. In any case, the campaign was very successful in keeping a republican out of office, and adding a seat for the democrats.

Comment by Jerseygal on March 21, 2018 at 7:29pm

Kwic, the timeline, if anyone were to break it apart, seems to suggest I’m right about the ‘me too’ stuff.  In short, I’m putting it here and may do a post about my theory. 

Oct. 2017. Ashley Judd accuses Weinstein, followed by others including Alyssa Milano. He ends up resigning. Others in media, entertainment, and sports are also accused.

Nov. 2017.  Accusations of sexual misconduct by Roy Moore, with young girls, start coming out.  Photo of Al Franken groping sleeping Leann Tweede surfaces, prompting other stuff to come out, like the payoffs made on behalf of predatory officials.

Dec. 2017.  A week before Alabama special election, Al Franken is pushed to resign by his own party, and he agrees to do so.  A day before the Alabama special election, NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand calls for Trump to resign amid sexual conduct accusations.

(The above is from memory, and I’d have to do a lot of research to confirm all that, but I do trust my memory in general.)

Al Franken was sacrificed, and Gillibrand jumped the shark hoping to be the one to spearhead running Trump out of office and get herself well set for a presidential run in 2020, because they expected Roy Moore to win, and the sexual misconduct would be an issue, and they were positioning the Democrat party to be the ones putting an end to it.  Roy Moore loses, and the issues is as dead as a doornail politically.

Comment by kwicgov55 on March 23, 2018 at 1:26pm

That about sums it up JG. 

Comment by Robin on April 7, 2018 at 7:16am


Justice Department seizes classified ads website

)The classified ads website has been seized by federal law enforcement agencies, according to a banner that popped up on the site Friday.

The banner says, " and affiliated websites have been seized as part of an enforcement action" by the FBI, US Postal Inspection Service and the IRS Criminal Investigation Division.

The fight against sex trafficking is bigger than Backpage

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill and advocacy groups have long called for an investigation into for allegedly facilitating prostitution and sex trafficking.
A spokesperson for the Justice Department confirmed to CNN that the website has been seized and that additional information would be made available Friday evening. However, a judge decided that the federal case should remain sealed on Friday night. No other additional information was provided.
A two-year Senate investigation into online sex trafficking found that found that knowingly aided criminal sex trafficking of women and young girls, simply scrubbing terms from ads such as "Lolita," "teenage," "rape," "amber alert," and publishing them on its site. After the investigation was published in January 2017, shut down its adult ads section.
The company has been targeted with several lawsuits over the years, but has been largely protected by Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, a legal protection that gives a broad layer of immunity to online companies from being held liable for user-generated content. Companies are supposed to act in good faith to protect users, but critics argue the law can be used as a shield. The law, however, does not, protect sites from federal liability against criminal law, like child-pornography laws.
Last month, however, the Senate approved bipartisan legislation called the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act. The legislation would create an exception to Section 230, which would pave the way for victims of sex trafficking to hold websites accountable for facilitating abuse.
Two days after the Senate approval, Backpage competitor Craigslist removed its personal ads section.

Comment by Robin on April 11, 2018 at 6:55pm

We may see those sealed indictments start to be unsealed! 

Fox News

MOMENTS AGO: @POTUS signs bill to fight sex trafficking.

Trump signs ‘FOSTA’ bill targeting online sex trafficking, enables states and victims to pursue websites.

President Trump signed a bill Wednesday that gives federal and state prosecutors greater power to pursue websites that host sex-trafficking ads and enables victims and state attorneys general to file lawsuits against those sites.

Addressing the victims and family members in attendance, the president said, “I’m signing this bill in your honor. … You have endured what no person on Earth should ever have to endure.” Trump added, “This is a great piece of legislation, and it’s really going to make a difference.”

Standing next to Trump as he signed the legislation was Yvonne Ambrose of Chicago, whose 16-year-old daughter, Desiree Robinson, was slain after being prostituted on Backpage in 2016. “It means so much to our family,” Ambrose said of the bill. “Hopefully, there won’t be many more people who have to endure that pain.”

[ How a 16-year-old went from Backpage to prostitution to homicide victim ]

The bill, nicknamed “FOSTA” for its title, “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act,” goes into effect immediately, but its impact was already being seen around the Internet as sites shut down sex-related areas and stopped accepting sex-related advertising.
Comment by Bruce O'Hara on April 11, 2018 at 6:59pm

God Bless Donald Trump!!!

Comment by JeansBrother on April 11, 2018 at 10:51pm
Comment by Robin on April 13, 2018 at 8:19pm

DOJ Releases List of 24,500 Sealed Indictments

An unprecedented list of 24,500 Sealed Indictments has been released. This updated indictment list has grown by nearly 7,000 new sealed indictments in every US District.

We might of had a hint in the last week, however, at exactly what crimes and suspects these sealed indictments involve, as a former adviser to George W. Bush was indicted last week for fraud, and the founder of NXIVM, Keith Ranier, was arrested by federal law enforcement officials in Puerto Vallarta last week for human trafficking. Numerous people involved with NXIVM have been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury in Brooklyn, and a criminal investigation of the Colonie-based organization is intensifying following last week’s arrest of its leader, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

Comment by Robin on April 16, 2018 at 6:47pm

Under POTUS,
Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security (HSI) & the DOJ have dedicated endless efforts putting an end to global #ChildAbuse. #NationalChildAbusePreventionMonth
Pedophiles being arrested & children are being saved!

153 Arrested in Global Child-Sex Trafficking Operation Project Mercury

There's enormous news to report in the battle against child trafficking - where 153 criminals involved with international child-sex trafficking syndicate have been taken into custody - and over a dozen children have been rescued in an operation that was known as “Project Mercury”.

The arrests were made in cooperation with law enforcement agencies in the United States of America, Canada, and the United Kingdom after a series of global investigations.

Using resources from the international community, and advanced forensics equipment, enough evidence was compiled to carry the investigation into multiple countries where pedophiles were engaged in monitoring the child pornography streams.

Authorities say they were first notified after authorities with the National Crime Agency in the United Kingdom discovered a group of offenders who were engaged in the sexual abuse of children, according to Toronto Police during a press conference.

They were tipped off about illicit online activities, that eventually led to further evidence supporting a global child-sex trafficking organization who were molesting the children, with the youngest of that group believed to be only ten-months-old.

“The abuses were not only recorded and distributed, but often took place during live-streaming events, where others could actively participate, encourage, and direct the sexual abuse of these children,” added the Toronto Police spokesperson.

The national crime agency in the UK was able to identify one of the participants in those sexual abuses as being a pedophile, Mark Leonard, in Toronto, Canada.

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Toronto authorities then launched a long-term undercover investigation, at which time numerous agencies cooperated in identifying several others involved in the global distribution of the child pornographic materials, according to Global News Canada.

Forensics investigators from the United States of America's Homeland Security Investigations unit then offered assistance to Toronto authorities, through both the Toronto Field Office and the Phoenix, Arizona branches.

After monitoring a live stream which depicted the sexual abuse of a six-year-old child, authorities netted the arrests of 20 individuals who had participated in those sexual assaults.

Later, in March of 2016, Toronto police Exploitation Unit later discovered additional child pornography involving an eight-year-old child, who'd been sexually abused in horrific ways.

In that case, 34-year-old Kenneth Bowman, of Saskatoon, was brought to stand trial before The Crown where the victim testified that he was injected with syringes full of narcotics prior to the sexual assaults, according> The Star Phoenix.

Bowman was found guilty of the crimes of administering a stupefying drug in the commission of a sexual assault, as well as aggravated sexual assault, arranging to commit a sexual offense against a child, and distribution of child pornography.

Interrogations with Bowman led police in several other jurisdictions to perform a series of raids in from 2016 until October of 2017, where a dozen other pedophiles were apprehended and several children were rescued.

In the total span of Project Mercury, 153 pedophiles have been arrested, with each of the child sexual predators receiving anywhere from thirty to sixty months in prison for their crimes against children.

This is a monumental victory in the war against both child-sex trafficking and the distribution of child pornography, although it's just the tip of the iceberg in terms of how many more of these monsters still exist.

With the direction of President Trump, the United States of America's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit alongside the Department of Justice (DOJ) have dedicated endless resources to put an end to global child abuse.

President Trump has also declared the month of April National Child Abuse Prevention Month, raising awareness of the dangers posed to children around the nation and the world.

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