An Atlantic County grand jury handed up an indictment Wednesday against a Pleasantville man for the sexual assault of a child, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.
Pablo Cortez Trujillo, 25, was indicted on charges of second-degree sexual assault of a victim, between 13 and 15 years old, and endangering-sexual conduct with a child, Tyner said.
Trujillo is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl over a period of a few months after meeting through Facebook.
The investigation and Trujillo’s arrest was handled by the Pleasantville Police Department. The state is represented by acting Chief Assistant Prosecutor Danielle S. Buckley.
Bridgeton police seek missing 5-year-old: Bridgeton police are looking for a missing 3-foot-tall, 5-year-old boy.
Miguel Facundo weighs 42 pounds. He was last seen in the area of Spruce Street and Garfield Avenue. He was wearing a Top Pups shirt or pajama top and mostly blue pants or pajama bottoms with colorful designs on them.
If someone sees him, police ask to be called at 856-451-0033, ext. 0.
EHT man charged with child porn: An Egg Harbor Township man was arrested by federal agents for receiving images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Matthew Wolny, 40, is charged by complaint with two counts of receiving child pornography. Wolny is expected to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lois H. Goodman in Trenton federal court, Carpenito said.
According to the complaint:
In September 2013, Wolny, who was then living in Jackson, used peer-to-peer file sharing software on his computer to download video files containing images of child sexual abuse from the Internet, Carpenito said.
When law-enforcement officers searched Wolny’s Jackson home and car in September 2013, they seized numerous electronic devices containing about 2,000 images and 1,600 videos of suspected child pornography, Carpenito said.
Each charge of receiving child pornography carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.
A.C. man arrested, officer hurt on gun call Tuesday: An Atlantic City man was arrested Tuesday after an officer was injured while chasing him, city police said.
Officers responded at 5:12 p.m. to the 4000 block of Ventnor Avenue for a report of a man with a handgun and a large group fight.
Officer James Miltenberger arrived on the scene and saw a man who matched the description of the armed man, police said. The officer tried to stop Kenneth Landis Jr., 19, but Landis ran away, police said. During the chase, Officer Miltenberger was injured, prompting Detective Howard Mason to stop and check on him, police said. Landis fled down an alley, but later surrendered to Mason, police said.
While searching the area for a discarded weapon, detectives found an 18-year-old city man in the rear of a house on Annapolis Avenue, police said. The man had a small laceration to his side and was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus. Miltenberger also was taken to the hospital and later released.
Landis was charged with obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct. He was released on a summons with a future court date.
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