- A Mercer County man was charged in a state
grand jury indictment today with sending
an image of child pornography twice via
the Internet, Attorney General Anne Milgram
Moretz, 29, of Ewing, was charged with two
counts of second-degree distribution of
child pornography and one count of fourth-degree
endangering the welfare of a child.
to the indictment, on March 2, 2008, Moretz
sent two e-mails from his AOL account, each
containing the same image of child pornography,
to other Internet users. AOL detected the
child pornography, closed Moretz’s
account and referred the matter to the National
Center for Missing and Exploited Children,
which referred the matter to the New Jersey
State Police Internet Crimes Against Children
was arrested by the Internet Crimes Against
Children Task Force on Sept. 12 and is currently
free on his own recognizance.
Members of the New Jersey State Police and
Deputy Attorney General Kenneth Sharpe coordinated
the investigation. Sharpe presented the
case to the state grand jury.
crimes carry a maximum sentence of 10 years
in state prison and a $150,000 fine, while
fourth-degree crimes carry a maximum sentence
of 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.
indictment is merely an accusation and the
defendant is presumed innocent until proven