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Union County Resident Admits Possessing Explicit Images of Minors


By: Richard L. Smith 

A Rahway resident admitted receiving videos and images of abused minors, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced Thursday.

Federal officials said Joshua Cremosnik, 49, of Rahway, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Julien Xavier Neals to an information charging him with one count of receipt of child pornography.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

From April to August 2021, Cremosnik received videos of child sexual abuse via a publicly available online peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing program.

Subsequent to a lawful search of his residence, law enforcement officers recovered numerous videos and images of child sexual abuse on Cremosnik’s laptop and electronic storage media.

Cremosnik acknowledged using the P2P network to request and receive Explicit Images of Minors materials and stored those materials on his laptop and electronic storage media.

The count of receipt of Explicit Images of Minors carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a fine of $250,000.

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 5, 2023.