A Jersey City man was charged with uploading videos depicting the sexual abuse of children, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Nader Ahmed, 29, of Jersey City, is charged with one count of distribution of child pornography. He made his initial appearance yesterday in Newark federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor and was detained without bail.
In January 2018, Ahmed uploaded two videos depicting the sexual abuse of children onto a child pornography website. Computer equipment seized from Ahmed’s residence revealed hundreds of files titled with names indicative of images of child sexual abuse, authorities said.
The charge of distribution of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.
Carpenito credited special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian Michael, with the investigation leading to today’s charges.