TRENTON – Attorney General
Anne Milgram announced that a Mercer County
man has pleaded guilty to distributing child
pornography via the Internet.
According to Criminal Justice
Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni, Randy E.
Moretz, 30, of Ewing, pleaded guilty yesterday
(Nov. 17) to second-degree distribution of
child pornography before Superior Court Judge
Frederick P. DeVesa in Middlesex County. The
charge was contained in an Oct. 31, 2008 state
grand jury indictment.
Judge DeVesa scheduled sentencing
for Feb. 4, at which time the state will recommend
that Moretz be sentenced to five years in
In pleading guilty, Moretz,
who lived in Cranbury at the time of the crime,
admitted that on March 2, 2008, he sent an
e-mail from his AOL account containing an
image of child pornography to another user
on the Internet. 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 Task Force. Moretz
was arrested by the Internet Crimes Against
Children Task Force on Sept. 12, 2008 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 represented the
Division of Criminal Justice at the guilty