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Gloucester County Man Charged with Possession of Explicit Images of Minors


A Gloucester County man was charged with possessing explicit images of minors, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today.

According to Acting U.S. Attorney Honig, Joseph Cooper, 75, of Williamstown, is charged by criminal complaint with one count of possession of explicit images of minors. Cooper is expected to appear this afternoon in Camden federal court.

According to documents filed in this case:

In October 2020, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Cooper’s residence. Law enforcement found that computers in Cooper’s residence contained more than 50 videos and 200 explicit images of minors. 

The computers also contained logs documenting Cooper’s participation in internet chatrooms relating to explicit interest in minors.

In a prior federal prosecution in New Jersey in 1999, Cooper was convicted of interstate transportation of explicit images of minors via the internet. 

In 2011, Cooper was convicted in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington County, of cruelty and neglect of a child.