NEWARK, NJ – A Springfield man was arrested on Monday morning for possession of child pornography.
Sam Cynamon was charged with one count of possession of child pornography following a 7-month investigation that dates back to January, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick said in a press release. He is currently being held on $100,000 unsecured bond imposed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre.
This is the second time Cynamon has been charged with possession of child pornography. According to Fitzpatrick, the 66-year old was previously sentenced to 27 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of the same charge in March 2005.
According to the latest complaint, on January 10, 2017 Cynamon requested video files of a prepubescent girl engaging in sexually explicit conduct on an internet based peer-to-peer network.
During a search of Cynanmon’s residence on Monday, authorities confiscated computers and electronic storage media that included evidence of the peer-to-peer network software and “multiple images and videos of child pornography, including images of child sexual abuse,” authorities said in a press release.