Hightstown man arrested in child pornography case May 11, 2013Posted by jefhenninger in News.
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Fredy Arbito, of Hightstown, NJ, will face additional charges of producing sexually explicit videos and images. At a hearing in federal court in Trenton, Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Gribko said Arbito will be charged with production of child pornography. “There are more victims than just the one victim charged in the complaint whom Mr. Arbito convinced to act inappropriately on the web camera,” he said. After federal officials said in March they were looking for Arbito, he turned himself in to local authorities in Panama and was returned to the U.S. in April. According to court records, Arbito allegedly posed as a high-school aged girl living in Colombia and formed an online relationship with the 14-year-old girl. The Government says that he convinced the girl to strip naked while beiong recorded on a webcam, and then threatened to disseminate the images to her friends if she did not cooperate.
If convicted on the count of possessing child pornography, he could face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. A charge of producing child pornography carries a minimum sentence of 15 years.
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