In a statement released by the Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli yesterday, authorities indicated that they had arrested two Bergen County men on child pornography-related charges after separate investigations revealed that they both possessed child pornography obtained from a website. The imagery allegedly portrays pre-pubescent children engaged in sexual acts.
Walter Urbanowycz, 60, of Maywood, and Anthony Zito, 32, of Harrington Park (pictured above), were both charged with separate acts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Urbanowycz faces second degree charges of Child Endangerment for transmitting child pornography and fourth degree charges for possession of child pornography. He is being held at the Bergen County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Zito faces fourth degree charges of Child Endangerment for the possession of child pornography. He has been released on his own recognizance.
For more information, see the NorthJersey.com article entitled, “Two Bergen County men arrested on child pornography charges.”
If convicted of the second degree offense(s), Urbanowycz could face between 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison. He could also face a number of collateral consequences in light of the nature of the offense.
If convicted of the fourth degree offense(s), Urbanowycz and Zito could face up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison. There is, however, a presumption against incarceration for first time offenders convicted of a fourth degree offense. It is more likely that, with no prior criminal record, a fourth degree conviction will result only in a period of probation, with various conditions.