Law & Justice

School Crossing Guard Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Child Pornography

Kenneth Christensen receives an 18 year sentence in federal court, sentenced to lifetime supervised release and required to register as a sex offender  

EDISON, NJ - Kenneth Christensen, 45, of Edison, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan to information charging him with one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of production of child pornography.

As early as 2002, Christensen produced photographs of a young boy, who at the time was approximately 12 years old, engaged in sexually explicit conduct. In several of the photos discovered by law enforcement at Christensen’s residence, the boy was naked and his hands and feet were bound with handcuffs, duct tape, plastic ties, or cloth ties. Most of the photos were taken in Christensen’s bedroom.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Christensen admitted he sent four individuals emails containing several hundred images of child pornography, including sadistic and masochistic conduct prior to his arrest in 2012. Christensen acknowledged he distributed more than 600 such images.

Sign Up for E-News

Christensen who once worked as a school crossing guard in Metuchen was sentenced today to 216 months in prison for taking compromising photographs of a naked child and distributing them and hundreds of other photographs of child sexual abuse over the Internet, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents with the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.  In addition to the prison term,

Judge Sheridan imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court and sentenced Christensen to lifetime supervised release and required him to register as a sex offender.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney David M. Eskew of the U.S. Attorney’s Office General Crimes Unit in Newark.  

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Prosecutor: FBI Agent Took Improper Photos of Woman in Dressing Room

July 21, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - An FBI agent was arrested and charged with illegally photographing a 22-year-old woman in a dressing room, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said today.

The agent, Danuel Brown, 30, of Piscataway, was arrested was Thursday and charged with a single count of fourth-degree invasion of privacy for allegedly using his cell phone to take pictures of the woman while ...

Mayors Push for Law Permitting Driver's License for Immigrants

July 20, 2018

PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Five mayors from northern and central New Jersey today called for passage of a state law permitting immigrants to get driver's licenses even if they are undocumented, saying it boosts public safety as well as the economy.

"This is important for every resident for a better life and a better life for the state of New Jersey," said Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda ...

Edison Based India Day Parade Kick's Off in Washington D.C.

July 20, 2018

In a “Kickoff Event” for the annual India Day Parade, taking place this year on August 12th in Edison, members of the Indian Business Association descended on Capitol Hill to promote national awareness of the annual celebration and highlight policy issues affecting Indian-Americans.


The event, held in the conference room of House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, was ...

Crowdfunding Options for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Source: Many small start-up businesses and tech ventures in search of capital turn to popular online platforms for crowd fundraising of financial resources to get their concept off the ground and launched into market. Indiegogo, Kickstarter, and GoFundMe, to name a few, offer solutions in generating cash to fund new ideas. How do you get people to contribute to your cause?  Sam Burlum ...