A Camden County man with a prior child exploitation conviction admitted possessing explicit images of minors, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today.
According to Acting U.S. Attorney Honig, James Tierney, 56, of Cherry Hill, pleaded guilty in Camden federal court to one count of possession of explicit images of minors.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
In August 2020, law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at Tierney’s residence after receiving information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an online cloud account accessed from Tierney’s residence had uploaded explicit images of minors.
While executing the search warrant, agents recovered Tierney’s cell phone, which contained multiple explicit videos and images of minors.
Tierney admitted to agents that he used the cell phone and cloud account for possessing explicit images of minors.
Tierney has a prior New Jersey state conviction for endangering the welfare of a child and distribution of explicit images of minors.