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Washington Man Charged with Manufacturing, Possessing Explicit Images of Minors

By landichoJ1 on
Washington Township (Gloucester)

According to Gloucester County authorities, Robert A. McKinley, 52, of Washington Township, Gloucester County, has been criminally charged by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office with Manufacturing Child Pornography (Endangering the Welfare of Child), a first-degree crime, and Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material, a third-degree crime, after an investigation conducted by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office.

Officials say on April 5, a residential search warrant was executed upon McKinley’s residence in Washington Township. Detectives from the GCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit were assisted by the Washington Township Police Department and the New Jersey State Police New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Subsequent to being arrested at his residence on April 5, McKinley was lodged in the Salem County Correctional Facility pending further proceedings, say authorities.  

According to the charges, McKinley surreptitiously video-recorded juvenile females utilizing a bathroom at his residence and retained those images by transferring them to a Dropbox account affiliated with his email address.

Officials state that despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of their rights as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State Law.

If anyone believes they may be a victim of McKinley, have concerns regarding any contact they’ve had with McKinley, or have information they believe is relevant to this ongoing investigation, they are asked to initiate contact with the GCPO Special Victims Unit by way of cacgc@co.gloucester.nj.us.

Additionally, if you think you have seen a missing child or to report child sexual exploitation, contact your local law enforcement agency or call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) 24-hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or online at www.cybertipline.org.