- by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
- On Aug. 12, 2012, Deck was arrested by the New Jersey State Police at the Land of Make Believe amusement park in Hope for allegedly filming children in the men’s restroom, without any consent.
- Police executed a search warrant the next day at Deck’s home in Watchung and discovered multiple videos and images containing child sexual abuse on Deck’s computers and other electronic devices.
- Deck admitted that between 1997 and 2010, he transported two minors, beginning when they were approximately 11-years old, to locations across the country, including New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Montana for the purpose of filming them to creating sexually explicit films.
- Deck admitted to producing the videos and images of child pornography and then transported those images back to his home in Watchung.
- Deck was earlier convicted in 1988, in Burlington County Superior Court on two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Those convictions had arisen out of prior incidents when Deck, then 27, photographed or filmed minors engaged in sexual acts.
- 34 Years in prison; age 88
- Forfeit the video cameras and other devices that he used to commit the offense.
- Deck will also be required to register as a sex offender.
- In addition to the prison term, Salas sentenced Deck to serve a lifetime of supervised release.
Fishman credited the following in leading to today’s sentencing:
- Special agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)
- Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Newark Division, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Kevin Kelly
- NJ State Police under the direction of Col. Rick Fuentes
- Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Richard T. Burke
The US Government is represented by:
- Assistant US Attorney Francisco J. Navarro of the U.S. Attorney’s Office General Crimes Unit in Newark.
- James Wronko Esq., Somerville, New Jersey