AG: Jersey City IT officer, Kearny factory worker among 16 arrested for child porn

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A Jersey City IT officer for an insurance company, a Kearny factory worker, as well as an unidentified Hudson County teen, were among 16 charged in a statewide child porn sweep known as “Operation Safeguard,” Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy announced.

Photos courtesy of State Attorney General's Office.
Photos courtesy of State Attorney General’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

In a joint effort between the AG’s Office, the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and ICE Homeland Security Investigations, 16 defendants were charged with second-degree distribution of child pornography and third-degree possession of child pornography, officials said.

The distribution charges comes with a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison, whole the possession charges could carry a maximum sentence of three to five years in prison.

The arrests, made between February 10 and March 31st, include two men, and one teenager, who work or live in Hudson County.

Shaun Dooley, 46, of Summit and an IT worker for an insurance firm in Jersey City, allegedly had 220 files of suspected child pornography stored on his personal computer and was arrested on March 9th and his bail was set at $75,000, authorities said.

Andres Tejada-Diaz, 42, of Kearny was charged with possession of 100 or more files of child pornography and distribution of 25 or more files. He was arrested on March 3rd and his bail was set at $100,000, officials said.

Furthermore, an 17-year-old high school student from Hudson County allegedly had 122 files of suspected child pornography in a shared folder on his computer. The juvenile allegedly sold child pornography to people whom he met online in exchange for Amazon gift cards, according to the AG’s office.

He was arrested on March 15th and released with an ankle monitor.

“These defendants come from all walks of life, but they allegedly share a depraved desire to see children being raped and sexually exploited,” Lougy said in a statement.

“By viewing and distributing child pornography, particularly the child rape videos targeted in this operation, these offenders directly motivate and put themselves in league with the predators who torture children to create these repulsive materials.”

“Through sweeps like Operation Safeguard, we send a powerful message that these are very serious crimes and we are determined to put those who commit them behind bars.”

The full list of the 16 arrested is as follows:

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Bernard Rapp, 72, of Southampton – Retired. Arrested Feb. 24. Bail, $75,000. Charged with possession of 100 or more files of child pornography.

 

Germin Simon, 34, of South Plainfield – Self-employed computer repair technician under name “The Computer Man.” Arrested March 17. Bail, $100,000.

 

William Morgan, 59, of Manalapan – Unemployed. Arrested March 24. Bail, $150,000.

 

Christian Martinez-Gonzalez, 34, of East Windsor – Factory worker. Arrested March 7. Bail, $50,000.

 

Brandon Weiss, 42, of Burlington Township – Line worker for label printing company. Arrested Feb. 23. Bail, $100,000.

 

Armando Gonzalez-Longorio, 70, of Elizabeth – Works for employment agency. Arrested Feb. 18. Bail, $100,000.

 

Dimas Zuniga, 44, of Roselle – Employment unknown. Arrested March 22. Bail, $50,000.

Photos courtesy of State Attorney General's Office.
Photos courtesy of State Attorney General’s Office.