Passaic County Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Images of Child Sexual Abuse
|U.S. Attorney’s Office February 24, 2014|
NEWARK, NJ—A Totowa, New Jersey man admitted today that he possessed images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Anthony Chiampi, 48, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of possession of child pornography.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Chiampi is a Megan’s Law registrant, having been previously convicted in New Jersey Superior Court, Passaic County, for endangering the welfare of a child. As a result, he is subject to community supervision for life.
On March 14, 2013, as part of his community supervision, officers of the New Jersey Division of Parole visited Chiampi’s residence in Totowa. The officers discovered 63 disks that contained images and videos depicting child sexual abuse, including material that involved prepubescent minors.
Chiampi is subject to a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of 20 years, and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for June 3, 2014.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited the New Jersey State Parole Board, under the direction of Chairman James T. Plousis, and special agents of the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Danielle M. Corcione of the U.S. Attorney’s Office General Crimes Unit in Newark.