An area man was arrested and charged with downloading and distributing child pornography; and, if convicted, could face up to 10 years in prison, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Kevin A. Long, 27, of Wolfhill Avenue in Oceanport, is charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child in connection with the distribution of child pornography and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child in connection with the possession of child pornography.
Long was arrested following a joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and federal Homeland Security Investigations. Evidence collected during the investigation suggests Long may have been engaging in inappropriate conversations with children online.
Anyone with information about this investigation, or who feels that they may have been subjected to inappropriate online conversations by Long, is urged to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Tiffany Lenart at 732-431-7160 ext. 6592.
If convicted of the second-degree charge, Long faces a sentence of five to 10 years in a New Jersey state prison, and would be subject to the provisions of Megan’s Law and parole supervision for life upon his release.
If convicted of the third-degree offense, he faces a sentence of three to five years in state prison, subject to parole supervision for life upon his release.
The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Margaret C. Koping.
— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office