The defendant, 25-year-old Willingboro resident Craig L. Wyatt, submitted a guilty plea in Burlington County Superior Court in Mount Holly on Friday, June 2nd. He was facing several charges for endangering the welfare of a child, specifically, for child pornography, after striking up a relationship with a 13-year-old girl, whom he subsequently solicited for naked photos.
According to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Wyatt and the victim met on Facebook in May of 2014. They became friends, but once Wyatt received a few naked photos of the girl, he began threatening her. Wyatt reportedly threatened to post photos of the teenager online, to have her kidnapped, and to get her pregnant, if she did not continue to send him sexual photos.
Eventually, one of the girl’s family members found out about the ongoing harassment and contacted the police. After an investigation, authorities arrested Wyatt, discovering 36 sexual photos of the girl on his phone and 2 on his Facebook account. Wyatt was charged with endangering the welfare of a child for possession of child pornography and manufacturing child pornography. He was reportedly on probation for previous offenses that were similar in nature when these new offenses occurred.
Wyatt’s sentencing will be held in August. He is exposed to 8 years in New Jersey State Prison, with 7 years of parole ineligibility. In New Jersey, endangering the welfare of a childcharges (N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4) can arise in a wide range of circumstances. Under this statute, any person who manufactures child pornography is guilty of a second degree crime, which is punishable by a prison sentence between 5 to 10 years. Additionally, possession of child pornography is classified as a fourth degree crime and may result in a term of incarceration of up to 18 months. Due to the “sex crime” component of endangering the welfare of a child charges involving child pornography, those convicted are also subject to mandatory sex offender registration under New Jersey’s Megan’s Law.
A man from Willingboro recently pleaded guilty to multiple endangering the welfare of a child charges involving possession and manufacturing of child pornography. The defendant, 25-year-old Willingboro resident Craig L. Wyatt, submitted a guilty plea in Burlington County Superior Court in Mount Holly on Friday, June 2nd. He was facing several charges […]
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