Former NJ DYFS Case Worker Charged with Possessing Explicit Images of Minors
CAMDEN, N.J. – An Atlantic County, man who was previously employed by the N.J. Department of Child Protection and Permanency (NJDCP&P) was charged today for allegedly receiving, distributing and producing images of minor sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Federal officials say Mr. Kayan Frazier, 27, of Somers Point, is charged by complaint with one count of producing visual depictions of a child engaged in sexually explicit conduct, one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of distribution of explicit images of minors.
Officials say Frazier is expected to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen M. Williams in Camden federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
After receiving a report of images of minor sexual abuse distributed via Tumblr, law enforcement officers identified Frazier, who was then employed as a case worker at NJDCP&P, as the sender.
On April 12, 2019, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office obtained a search warrant for Frazier’s residence and, while executing the warrant, observed Frazier in the company of a minor.
Law enforcement officers recovered thousands of additional explicit images of Minors on Frazier’s cellular telephone and other electronic media, which included images of the minor at his residence.
Frazier was arrested on April 15, 2019, by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and charged with child endangerment, and has been detained without bail.
The receipt and distribution of explicit images of minors offenses each carry a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.
The production of explicit images of minors carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of 30 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.