NEWARK – A Morris County man today admitted possessing and distributing over the internet images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Khalil Survey, 39, of Lake Hiawatha, was previously arrested on a complaint and later charged by indictment with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of distributing child pornography. He pleaded guilty to both counts today before U.S. District Judge William H. Walls in Newark federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Special agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations and other law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Survey’s home on August 4, 2011, and seized a computer, an iPhone, and several electronic storage devices that contained images and videos of child pornography. The devices included 46,353 images of child sexual abuse, including 983 images involving infants or toddlers and 783 images involving sadomasochistic abuse. On Survey’s iPhone law enforcement found photographs he had taken of himself downloading child pornography onto his home computer.
On the distribution count, Survey faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for April 9, 2013.
Fishman credited special agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Andrew M. McLees in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.