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MAYS LANDING- An Absecon man who was indicted in October 2018, on child pornography charges has been sentenced to New Jersey state prison, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Edward Bonek Edward Bonek, 50, pleaded guilty in December to Endangering the Welfare of a Child by Distributing Child Pornography and Possession of an Assault …

MAYS LANDING- A Laurel Springs man has been charged with endangering and luring, involving a 12 year-old girl, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Henry Merton, 23, of Laurel Springs, is charged with the following: Endangering (3rd degree) Endangering (1st degree) Luring (2nd degree) Merton’s arrest stemmed from a long-term investigation by the ACPO …

MAYS LANDING- An Absecon man who was indicted in October 2018, on child pornography charges has pleaded guilty to multiple charges, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Edward Bonek, 50, pleaded guilty this morning to Endangering the Welfare of a Child by Distributing Child Pornography and Possession of an Assault Firearm. Bonek has also …

MAYS LANDING –A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty on Wednesday in connection to 2017 charges of child luring and endangering, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Dean Leon, 51, pleaded guilty to child luring and endangering charges and must serve 10 years in New Jersey state prison subject to the No Early Release Act (NERA), …

MAYS LANDING- Miguel Vargas, 48, was convicted yesterday of 3 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of Obstructing the Administration of Law following a 2 week-long trial, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on related Sexual Assault counts. Vargas was arrested …

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic County Grand Jury handed up an indictment on Tuesday against an Atlantic City man for the assault of an infant on May 6, 2019, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Stephon Whitfield, 28, is indicted on the following charges: One count of third degree Aggravated Assault One count of …

MAYS LANDING – Mark J. McGurk is facing child pornography charges after an investigation that began in January, resulted in the discovery of more than 1,000 images, depicting sexual exploitation or abuse of a child, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. McGurk, 25, was arrested Friday at his residence in Ventnor City without incident …

MAYS LANDING– An Atlantic City man has pleaded guilty to multiple charges for the sexual assault of juvenile male victims, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On Friday, March 8, 2019, Santos Blanco, 43, pleaded guilty to 2 counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault for the sexual assault of two male juveniles. In exchange for …

MAYS LANDING- An Egg Harbor Township High School teacher’s aide and swimming coach was arrested and charged in connection with an investigation into the Distribution of Child Abuse and Sexual Exploitation Images through the multimedia messaging service Snapchat, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On February 14, 2019, following an investigation lasting several months, …

MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic City man was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the July 2012, murder of 25 year-old Sedrick Lindo, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner. Joshua Cross was sentenced before Judge Honorable Patricia M. Wild, J.S.C. on January 11, 2019 to 40 years in New Jersey state prison and must serve 35 …