Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a man who possessed over 6,000 videos and explicit images of minors on his computers was sentenced to prison today.
Officials say Kevin M. Groeger, 64, of Carteret, was sentenced today to five years in prison, including 2 ½ years of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Benjamin S. Bucca Jr. in Middlesex County. He pleaded guilty on Oct. 12, 2018 to second-degree distribution of explicit images of minors. Groeger must register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and will be subject to parole supervision for life.
Officials say Groeger was among 79 predators and offenders arrested in November 2017. Ten alleged predators were arrested in the operation, including eight New Jersey men and two men in California and Indiana who allegedly tried to have minors transported interstate for sex.
According to authorities, Groeger was arrested on June 1, when detectives and troopers from the New Jersey State Police Digital Technology Investigations Unit and TEAMS Central Unit, assisted by the Carteret Police Department, executed a search warrant at his residence. A detective of the State Police DTIU previously had downloaded 12 files of explicit images of minors from a shared folder at an IP address traced to Groeger.
Two juveniles charged in home invasion
Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Kenneth Lebrato of the Carteret Police Department, announce that two juveniles, both 16 years of age, have been arrested today and charged in the Aug. 18th home invasion of an elderly couple.
Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Kenneth Lebrato of the Carteret Police Department, announced today that a man from Carteret has been arrested and charged in the home invasion of an elderly couple.