MARGATE MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YRS IN PRISON ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES


MAYS LANDING- A 40 year-old Margate man has been sentenced to New Jersey state prison on child pornography charges, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.

Robert Ferry

Robert Ferry was sentenced by Judge Donna Taylor on Monday Jan. 24, 2022, to 15 years in New Jersey state prison. Ferry has received a mandatory 10-year period of parole ineligibility. Megan’s Law Registration and Parole Supervision for Life.

Ferry was found guilty Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, on child pornography charges by an Atlantic County jury, following 2-day trial before Judge Taylor.

Ferry was charged on April 19, 2019, following a year long investigation. The investigation involved a device originating from the IP address coming from his apartment that was sharing child pornography on a BitTorrent file sharing program.  On approximately 10 occasions, between March 2018 and March 2019, Ferry’s device shared items with a computer being utilized by the Department of Homeland Security.  On each of those occasions, pictures and videos of children involved in sexual acts or situations were shared from Ferry’s device with Department of Homeland Security’s undercover computer program.

The case was investigated by the ACPO Computer Crimes Unit and the Department of Homeland Security. Assistant Prosecutor Dave Ruffenach represents the state in the matter.

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Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477(TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

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