VENTNOR CITY MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION, DISTRIBUTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY


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.

Mark J. McGurk

McGurk, 25, was arrested Friday at his residence in Ventnor City without incident and he was charged with the following:

  • Distribution of at least 1,000 items containing Images Depicting the Sexual Exploitation of Children (First Degree)
  • Possession of at least 1,000 items containing Images Depicting the Sexual Exploitation of Children with the Intent to Distribute (First Degree)
  • Storing or maintaining at least 1,000 items containing Images Depicting the Sexual Exploitation of Children using a File Sharing program (First Degree)
  • Possession of at least 1,000 items containing Images Depicting the Sexual Exploitation of Children (Second Degree)

McGurk is lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility where he awaits a detention hearing on Wednesday.

***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. ***

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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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