Willingboro Man Surfing the Dark Web Charged with Possession of Explicit Images of Minors
Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced that a 67-year-old Willingboro Township man has been charged with possessing child pornography.
Officials say, Mr. Dwight Barwick, of Southampton Drive, was charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Third Degree).
According to Burlington County officials, the investigation began earlier this year after the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit received information regarding Barwick’s online activities from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
The investigation revealed that Barwick was utilizing a search engine to locate and view child pornography. He was taken into custody yesterday at his residence following the execution of a search warrant.
Computers were seized from the residence and will be examined by detectives from the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit.
The case will now be prepared for presentation to a Burlington County Grand Jury for possible indictment. Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Remy will prosecute Barwick.
The investigation was conducted by the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit, with assistance from United States Homeland Security Investigations – Cherry Hill Office, the New Jersey State Police, the Cinnaminson Township Police Department and the Willingboro Township Police Department.
The Prosecutor’s Office High-Tech Crimes Unit and the Cinnaminson Township Police Department are members of the New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The BCPO is also a member of the New Jersey State Police Cyber Terrorism Task Force.