- Attorney General Anne Milgram announced
that a Passaic County man was sentenced to
state prison today after pleading guilty to
distributing child pornography on the Internet.
The defendant was among more than three dozen
people arrested in October 2007 as part of
“Operation Silent Shield,” an
investigation that targeted offenders who
distributed known images and videos of child
pornography via the Internet.
According to Criminal Justice
Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni, Kevin Scully,
21, of North Haledon, was ordered by Superior
Court Judge Joseph A. Portelli in Passaic
County to serve three years in state prison.
Scully was also ordered to register under
Megan’s Law. The sentence was based
on Scully’s March 16 guilty plea to
endangering the welfare of a minor (distribution
of child pornography).
In pleading guilty before
Superior Court Judge Philip H. Mizzone, Jr.
in Passaic County, Scully admitted that between
July 24 and Sept. 24, 2007, he knowingly used
Internet file sharing software to make multiple
videos and photographs containing child pornography
readily available for any other user to see
and/or download from a designated “shared
folder” on his computer. On July 24,
2007, one of those videos was actually downloaded
by an undercover detective from the Internet
Crimes Against Children Task Force of the
New Jersey State Police.
On Sept. 24, 2007, members
of the New Jersey State Police executed a
search warrant at Scully’s home. The
search revealed at least 26 movie clips containing
The Digital Technology Investigation
Unit of the New Jersey State Police coordinated
the investigation. Deputy Attorney General
Lee D. Schaer prosecuted the case and represented
the Division of Criminal Justice at the guilty