Passaic County Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography
|U.S. Attorney’s Office May 09, 2013|
NEWARK, N.J.—A Passaic County, N.J., man was arrested today after law enforcement officers discovered alleged child pornography at his residence, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Anthony Chiampi, 48, of Totowa, New Jersey, is charged by criminal complaint with one count of possessing images of child sex abuse. Chiampi is scheduled to appear today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven C. Mannion in Newark federal court.
According to the criminal complaint:
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. He is subject to community supervision for life. On March 14, 2013, as part of that supervision, New Jersey Division of Parole (New Jersey Parole) officers conducted a home visit and discovered 63 discs that contained alleged images and videos depicting child sexual abuse, including material that involved prepubescent minors.
Because of his prior conviction, Chiampi faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of 20 years, and a $250,000 fine.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited the New Jersey State Parole Board and special agents of the FBI Newark Division’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 arrest.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Danielle M. Corcione of the U.S. Attorney’s Office General Crimes Unit in Newark.