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Burlington County Resident Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

In a stark revelation, a local man faces significant prison time after admitting to the possession of illicit materials.

BURLINGTON, NJ - A resident of Burlington County, Dennis Nerolich, aged 68, has pleaded guilty to charges of possessing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger disclosed. The admission came during proceedings in the Newark federal court under U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti.

Nerolich, formerly of New Egypt, New Jersey, was implicated in a case that spanned from March 2016 to May 1, 2018, during which he possessed several disturbing images and videos of child sexual abuse. Court documents reveal that he acquired these materials through his then-roommate or landlord, Frank Maile.

The case against Maile also moved forward when he admitted to a series of charges, including engaging in illicit sexual conduct with minors and producing child pornography, during his travels in foreign commerce. His sentencing is set for June 27, 2024.

The severity of Nerolich's charges could lead to a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, with sentencing scheduled for November 6, 2024.

This case was brought to light through the diligent efforts of Homeland Security Investigations Newark, led by Acting Special Agent in Charge William S. Walker. The prosecution is handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elisa T. Wiygul of the Criminal Division in Camden. This event underscores the ongoing legal and moral battles against child exploitation in our community.

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