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New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Sexual Abuse Material Following HSI Newark Investigation

Release Date: June 21, 2024

NEWARK, N.J. — A Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Newark investigation led to a New Jersey man admitting possession of multiple images and videos of child sexual abuse.

Dennis Nerolich, 68, of Burlington and formerly of New Egypt, pleaded guilty to an information charging him with possession of child sexual abuse material June 20, at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark.

“Protecting children from dangerous predators who seek to exploit them for their own greed or self-gratification is one of our top priorities,” said HSI Newark acting Special Agent in Charge William S. Walker. “HSI teams with state and local law enforcement partners to bring important investigations like this one to fruition. Society’s most vulnerable members — our children deserve nothing less as we work collectively to attack child exploitation crimes throughout New Jersey and beyond.”

According to investigation, from March 2016 to May 1, 2018, Nerolich possessed multiple images and videos of child sexual abuse. Nerolich received the images and videos from his roommate or landlord at the time, Frank Maile.

On Sept. 6, 2023, Maile pleaded guilty to Count Four of a five-count indictment, charging him with traveling in foreign commerce and engaging in illicit sexual conduct — that is, a sexual act with a person under 18 years of age, a commercial sex act, and production of child pornography.

Nerolich is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 6. Maile is scheduled to be sentenced on June 27.

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Last Updated: 06/21/2024
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