- Associated Press - Monday, June 5, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A corrections officer at a juvenile detention facility is facing child porn charges.

Federal prosecutors say Michael Ruggiero used a mobile chat application to distribute images and videos of children engaged in sexual acts. The 35-year-old Lacey Township man was arrested Monday at the detention facility, but authorities haven’t disclosed the site’s name or location.

Ruggiero was due to make his initial court appearance later Monday. He’s being represented by the federal public defender’s office, which as a matter of policy does not comment on pending matters.

Ruggiero is charged with distributing child porn. Prosecutors say he shared the images and videos online during a three-day period in April 2016, but further details were not disclosed.

He faces 5 to 15 years in prison if convicted.


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