FBI Newark
Public Affairs Specialist Amy Thoreson
May 4, 2023

FBI Seeks Possible Victims in Child Pornography Investigation

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ—The Newark FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying possible young victims who attended two camps in New Jersey from August 2019 through March 2022. On May 4, 2023, FBI agents arrested William Mickel, 69, who worked at and is alleged to have placed hidden cameras in the bathrooms of the camps to produce videos and images of children. A federal grand jury in the U.S. District of New Jersey indicted Mickel on charges of distribution and possession of child pornography on May 3, 2023.

Investigators are asking anyone who attended, or has children who attended, Camp Winnebago located at 102 Timberbrook Road, Rockaway, New Jersey, and Camp Allamuchy, 750 Waterloo Road, #3468, Stanhope, New Jersey, between August 2019 and March 2022, to go to www.fbi.gov/williammickel. Agents believe there could be victims from multiple cities across the country. The FBI is legally mandated to identify victims of the federal crimes it investigates. Identified victims may be eligible for certain services and rights under federal and/or state law. The FBI will contact parents if it is determined their child has been identified as a victim.

Anyone who has information regarding William Mickel, believes they were a victim or knows a victim, is asked reach out to the FBI Newark by going to www.fbi.gov/williammickel.