Middlesex County Woman Pleads Guilty to Sexually Exploiting a Minor
|U.S. Attorney’s Office July 14, 2014|
TRENTON, NJ—A Middlesex County, New Jersey, woman admitted today to sexually exploiting a minor female by coercing the girl to live stream sexually explicit acts via the Internet, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Jane Dornick, 53, of South Plainfield, New Jersey, pleaded guilty, prior to the selection of a jury, to Count One of an indictment charging her with three counts of sexual exploitation of a child. The remaining counts will be dismissed at sentencing. Dornick entered her plea before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson in Trenton federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
On August 16, 2010, Dornick coerced and used “Victim 1,” a minor female, to perform sexually explicit acts and live stream them over the Internet to Michael Grennier, 51, who watched remotely via his computer in his home in South Plainfield.
The charge of sexual exploitation of a child is punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 7, 2014.
Grennier pleaded guilty before Judge Wolfson to a separate charge of the sexual exploitation of a minor on Dec. 16, 2013, and is scheduled to be sentenced on August 20, 2014.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford, for the investigation leading to today’s plea. Fishman also thanked the South Plainfield Borough Police Department, under the direction of Chief of Police James Parker, and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Andrew Carey, for their assistance with the investigation.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Fabiana Pierre-Louis and Harvey Bartle, Attorney-in-Charge of the U.S. Attorney’s Trenton Office.