An Ocean County man today admitted receiving images of explicit abuse of a minor and inducing a minor to send him explicit images and engage in explicit conduct over an online messaging service, U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger announced.
According to U.S. Attorney Sellinger, David M. Frew, 41, of Little Egg Harbor, pleaded guilty to an information charging him with receipt of explicit images of minors and online enticement of a minor to engage in criminal explicit conduct.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
In June 2017, Frew used an online messaging service to communicate with a minor victim. At Frew’s request, the victim sent Frew explicit images.
In 2008, Frew was convicted of three counts of unlawful contact with a minor and one count of criminal use of a computer in Pennsylvania after sending explicit photos or videos to investigators in the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Child Predator Unit, who were posing as minors online.
Also, in 2008, Frew was convicted in New Jersey of endangering the welfare of children due to his possession of explicit images of minors.
As a result of his prior convictions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Frew was a registered sex offender at the time of his conduct charged in the information.
Sentencing is scheduled for November 23, 2022.