South Jersey man pleads guilty to child porn charges

Daniel Allen Jr., 23, of Voorhees, pleaded guilty to a host of child pornography charges. Credit: NJ Attorney General's Office
Daniel Allen Jr., 23, of Voorhees, pleaded guilty to a host of child pornography charges.
Credit: N.J. Attorney General’s Office

A Camden County man has pleaded guilty in connection with an online child pornography sharing group through which he distributed videos of children being raped.

Six other people were arrested across the country for their involvement in the child porn ring, and dozens of others are being investigated worldwide as a result of the Camden County man’s arrest, authorities said.

Daniel Allen Jr., 23, of Voorhees, pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree solicitation of the manufacture of child pornography, second-degree distribution of child pornography and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child before Superior Court Judge Michael J. Kassel in Camden County, acting New Jersey Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced this morning.

Allen admitted to distributing child pornography online from a massive stash of hardcore pornography photos and videos found on his laptop, including images of children being raped. He also posted more than a thousand photos he took of two young girls on a foreign website and asked site users to manipulate the girls’ images into child pornography.

Allen was arrested at his home on Aug. 11, 2012. A forensic examination of his computer equipment, including a laptop and flash drive, revealed that he possessed roughly 15,000 still images and 200 videos of child pornography.

Allen’s plea agreement calls for him to serve a seven-year prison sentence, after which he will have to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and be subjected to parole supervision for the rest of his life.

Of the six other men arrested in connection with the child pornography Internet sharing group, a second resides in South Jersey, according to Hoffman. He is Todd G. Nichols, 43, of Williamstown, who is charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

Nichols told Allen he photographed young girls in his Gloucester County neighborhood, the Attorney General’s Office said.



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