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Child Porn Charges Net Voorhees Man 7 Years in State Prison

Daniel Allen Jr. will have to register as a sex offender and be subject to parole supervision the rest of his life.

Voorhees resident Daniel Allen Jr. will spend seven years in prison after being sentenced on multiple child pornography charges.
Voorhees resident Daniel Allen Jr. will spend seven years in prison after being sentenced on multiple child pornography charges.

A Voorhees man who distributed a massive cache of child pornography, including images of child rape, will spend seven years in state prison after being sentenced on multiple charges, acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced Friday.

Daniel Allen Jr., 23, who pleaded guilty in August, was convicted on charges of second-degree solicitation of the manufacture of child pornography, second-degree distribution of child pornography and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child; in addition to his prison sentence, he'll have to register as a sex offender and be subject to a lifetime of parole supervision.

Allen had a stash of about 15,000 still photos and 200 videos when he was arrested just over a year ago, authorities said, and spread at least 1,000 photos of two young girls, requesting they be Photoshopped into child porn, via an unnamed foreign website.

When Allen was arrested at his Shingle Oak Drive home on Aug. 11, 2012, he had been posting hundreds of photos of the same two girls, both under the age of 13, to a child porn trading website, authorities said, requesting other users combine the clothed photos of the two girls with pornographic shots.

Emails on Allen’s laptop, which was seized in the investigation, showed he’d both traded child porn and received digitally altered photos depicting the girls in pornographic situations.

Concern for those girls’ safety drove authorities to identify and arrest Allen and get the girls law enforcement protection, Hoffman said.

The investigation into Allen's activities led to nine other arrests across the country, authorities said, which involved child pornography and sexual assaults against children.

“This case starkly illustrates the nexus between viewing child pornography and other types of predatory behavior against children,” Hoffman said. “Our investigation revealed that Allen traded child pornography online with men who were charged in other jurisdictions with sexually assaulting children or soliciting children for sex.

“We are working hard to lock up these predators and keep our children safe.”

The investigation continued even after Allen’s arrest, and authorities said it’s so far produced 60 leads in the United States and 40 leads internationally, and provided evidence in other cases in North America where men who had contact with Allen were arrested independently.

Six men have been arrested in the last year, including Williamstown resident Todd Gregory Nichols, 43, who faces charges of both possession and distribution of child pornography after authorities said he sent child porn to Allen’s email address.

The other arrests happened as far away as Wyoming, and involved men who either traded child porn with Allen or used the same website as he did, authorities said.

Hoffman urged those with information about sexual predators to alert law enforcement using New Jersey’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Tipline, 1-888-648-6007.

Mike Tribulas January 26, 2014 at 09:40 AM
Only seven years? How about castration for bottom-feeders like Daniel Allen, Jr.

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