NEWARK – An East Brunswick man was arrested this week for allegedly possessing child pornography, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Joseph R. Buckelew III, 19, allegedly pretended to be a 19-year-old woman to chat online with teenage boys, ranging from 14-16 years old. He allegedly persuaded the minors to send nude photos of themselves to him. Buckelew is accused of making those photos available on the internet via peer-to-peer filesharing technology.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Buckelew currently works in the youth section of the East Brunswick Public Library.
If he is found guilty of the child pornography possession charge, Buckelew could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
Fishman credited Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Newark Division, Innocent Images Unit, and the East Brunswick Police Department with the investigation leading to the arrest.
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