An Absecon man was arrested and charged Wednesday with receiving and distributing images of child sexual abuse, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

It appears that Carlos Santiago Gomez, 27, of Absecon, acted as the administrator of a website that received and distributed images of child sexual abuse, including images of prepubescent children. In his role as administrator, Gomez glibly left these chilling instructions on the website...

“New comers, welcome. There are just some rules to keep in mind when posting and maintaining your position. 1. Girls only 2. No Toddler 3. Videos only, no links no pictures. 4. Goes without saying but be active. Thanks and enjoy.”

“Please don’t post adult videos.”

“If you’re using FREENET, you might as well call the cops and turn yourself in. TOR, though not 100% safe by default, is slow but way better than FREENET.”

According to the statement,  on March 27, 2018, law enforcement officers searched Santiago Gomez’ residence and seized numerous computers and electronic devices, including Santiago Gomez’ cell telephone. and uncovered more than 1,000 images and videos of child sexual abuse.

Gomez, who works in the IT field, turned himself Wednesday after returning from a business trip in Texas.

Each count of receiving or distributing child pornography carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.

Source: U.S. Attorney's office

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