- Attorney General Anne Milgram announced
that an Atlantic County man was sentenced
to state prison today for distributing child
pornography over the Internet.
to Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni,
Richard Casamento, Sr., 65, of Brigantine,
was sentenced to three years in state prison
by Superior Court Judge Charles Middlesworth,
Jr. in Atlantic County. Casamento is also
required to register under Megan’s Law.
The sentence is based on Casamento’s
guilty plea to an accusation charging him
with distribution of child pornography.
pleading guilty on June 18, Casamento admitted
that he distributed a video containing child
pornography from his America Online e-mail
address in September 2007.
search warrant executed on April 11, 2008
by the New Jersey State Police revealed images
of child pornography on two of Casamento’s
computers. A forensic examination of Casamento’s
desktop computer revealed numerous images
of child pornography, including multiple videos
of child pornography. A forensic examination
of Casamento’s laptop computer revealed
numerous images of child pornography and three
videos of child pornography. Casamento was
arrested on April 11, 2008 on charges of distribution
of child pornography and possession of child
Digital Technology Investigation Unit of the
New Jersey State Police coordinated the investigation.
Deputy Attorney General Lee Schaer represented
the Division of Criminal Justice Major Crimes
Bureau at the sentencing.
you suspect that someone is using or distributing
child pornography on the Internet or suspect
improper contact by unknown persons communicating
with children via the Internet contact the
Division of Criminal Justice Computer Analysis
& Technology Unit Tip Line at 1-800-396-2310
or report it at www.njdcj.org.