Day: December 6, 2022

Englishtown, NJ, Man Admits To Production Of Child Pornography; Faces 15 To 30 Years In Prison

December 6, 2022

TRENTON, N.J. – A Monmouth County, New Jersey, man today admitted producing multiple videos depicting him sexually assaulting a minor, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Christian Importuna, 27, of Englishtown, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan to one count of an indictment charging him with production of child pornography.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

In March 2020, Importuna produced at least two videos that showed him sexually assaulting a pre-pubescent female child. The videos came to the attention of law enforcement on March 24, 2020, when Importuna attempted to trade images of child pornography with an undercover law enforcement official on an internet-based application. Law enforcement officials initially linked the videos to Importuna through business records indicating that they were sent from his Englishtown residence. The investigation further linked Importuna to the production of the images through physical identifiers that were visible in the subject videos.

The charge of production of child pornography, carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of 30 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for April 17, 2023.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents the FBI Newark Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James E. Dennehy, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

The government is represented by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn Barnes of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.


Defense counsel: Carol Dominguez Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Newark

The NJ Black Bear Hunt is open effective immediately today, Tuesday, December 6, 2022. The NJ Appellate Court has found the Emergency Rule valid.

December 6, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division has ruled the New Jersey Black Bear Season valid and the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife immediately opened the hunt today.

Hunters must check all bears harvested at a mandatory bear check station. Check Stations will be open today (12/6) from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. and will be open noon – 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 7 through Saturday, December 10.  Hunters shall surrender the black bear transportation tag and will be issued a legal possession seal. Bear check is NOT available through the automated system.

When field dressing a black bear, leave the sex organs intact, attached to the body. A harvested black bear may be quartered and brought out of the field in sections.

Regulation Changes

  • Hunters may NOT attempt to take or kill a black bear weighing less than 75 pounds (live weight), or less than 50 pounds dressed.
  • Hunters may NOT attempt to take or kill an adult black bear that is in the presence of cub(s) (bears weighing less than 75 pounds).
  • Hunters may NOT attempt to take or kill a black bear or have a loaded weapon within 300 ft. of a baited area when hunting bears.

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