After ‘cheese pizza’ post, New Jersey officer arrested for child porn

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NEWARK, N.J. – A corrections officer with the N.J. Department of Corrections was arrested and charged with receiving images of child sexual abuse.

Stephen Salamak, 37, of Lodi, New Jersey, was arrested at his home by special agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and charged by complaint with one count of receiving child pornography.

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

Salamak used email to seek and obtain images of child sexual abuse, including images of prepubescent children.

The AP reported: Prosecutors say an undercover officer first made contact with Salamak after he posted on Craigslist that he was looking for women and moms “that are into Cheese Pizza,” a reference to child pornography.

After police executed a search warrant on his email, prosecutors say they found an email with five attachments showing nude images of young girls. 

The 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.

He was released on $125,000 unsecured bond, with home confinement and electronic location monitoring.

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