EIGHT INDIVIDUALS INDICTED FOR CRIMES
INVOLVING THE SEXUAL VICTIMIZATION OF CHILDREN
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr. announced that a Federal Grand Jury handed down indictments charging the following eight (8) individuals with crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children:
DANIEL NOLAN DEVOR, age 39, of Brunswick, Georgia;
JOHN C. FOSTER, age 44, of Tipp City, Ohio;
AUNG GAW, a/k/a Michael Gaw, age 25, of Fremont, California;
SEAN JABBAR, age 32, of Minneapolis, Minnesota;
CHRISTOPHER JAMIESON, age 30, of Douglasville, Georgia;
ANDREW J. KORPAL, age 29, of Granger, Indiana;
NICHOLAS SAINE, age 27, of Seattle, Washington; and
STANLEY ZDON, III, age 27, of Tuckerton, New Jersey.
The Ocean County Prosecutor’s High Tech Crime Unit was called upon recently to assist the U.S. Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service locally in executing a search warrant at the residence of Tuckerton, NJ resident Stanley Zdon.
The case is brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
Daniel Nolan Devor and John C. Foster were charged with Distribution and Receipt of Child Pornography which each carry a mandatory minimum sentence of five (5) years and a maximum sentence of twenty (20) years. Aung Gaw, Sean Jabbar, Christopher Jamieson, Andrew J. Korpal, Nicholas Saine, as well as, Stanley Zdon were charged with Receipt of Child Pornography which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five (5) years and a maximum sentence of twenty (20) years. In addition, each defendant will be placed on a term of supervised release after imprisonment for a minimum of five (5) years up to life. If convicted, each defendant will have to register as a sex offender.
This case is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Strike Force Chief and Project Safe Childhood Coordinator, Assistant U. S. Attorney Brian M. Klebba.
The original Department of Justice release with supervising agency quotes can be found at WWW.USDOJ.GOV/USAO/LAE.
The media and the public are reminded that criminal charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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