Child Porn-Sharing NJ Retiree, 78, Headed To Prison For Four Years

A 78-year-old retiree from Central Jersey was sentenced to four years in state prison Monday for trafficking child pornography.

Arnold Kay of Linden will be under parole supervision for life and must register as a sex offender once he’s released. Kay pleaded guilty to child porn distribution charges earlier this year in exchange for leniency. He was one of 28 people busted in 2014 during “Operation Predator Alert,” a multi-agency child pornography sweep.

By sharing kiddie porn online, Kay “participated in a criminal network that promotes and perpetuates the brutal sexual exploitation of children,” Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said.

“We will continue to work with our partners at all levels of law enforcement to disrupt the online market for these vile materials and send those who distribute them to prison,” Division of Criminal Justice Director Veronica Allende said.

“These are serious crimes with serious consequences,” Allende said. “When a child predator records their sexual abuse and uploads that image or video to the internet, it lives on forever, re-victimizing that innocent child every time it is shared by individuals such as the defendant,” said Special Agent in Charge Brian Michael of Homeland Security Investigations in Newark added.

Operation Predator Alert united state DCA detectives special agents of ICE Homeland Security Investigations to monitor an online file-sharing network popular with people who download and distribute child pornography. Using advanced technology, investigators searched for digital “fingerprints” of known child pornography and search terms that the offenders use, Grewal said. ..Read More..

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