A Brick, New Jersey, man faces disturbing new charges of child sex abuse
🔴 Brick Man faces new federal charges of distributing and possessing CSAM
🔴 He was arrested at JFK Airport last year by Homeland Security
🔴The feds now say he also recorded minors in sexual situations
BRICK — An Ocean County man now faces more than a dozen federal and state charges in connection with the creation, possession and distribution of disgusting child sexual abuse material, according to authorities.
Christopher Budelman, 36, Brake appeared in federal court in Trenton on Monday, U.S. Attorney Philip Selinger said. Budelman is charged federally with two counts of production and one count of distribution of child pornography.
A criminal complaint stated that Budelman used a free online video chat site to persuade two minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct on camera on separate occasions in June 2022. One of the minors was 12 years old and the other was 14 years old.
According to the complaint, Budelman was masturbating while performing the sexual acts. He also made video recordings of the conversations and saved them on his computer, authorities said.
Budelman is also accused of using multiple Kik Messenger accounts to send child sexual abuse material, or CSAM, including photos and videos of minors engaging in sexual acts.
Budelman was an outdoorsman who posted photos of his hiking, rock climbing and travels on Instagram. He was getting off an international repatriation flight at JFK International Airport when he was arrested last year on October 4, 2022.
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The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office also filed charges against Budelman, including first-degree aggravated sexual assault of a victim less than 13 years old, two counts of second-degree sexual assault of a victim at least four years old, and one count of third-degree felony assault. Sexual contact, and six counts of varying degrees of child endangerment.
If convicted on each of the federal counts of production and distribution of child pornography, Budelman faces a minimum of 35 years in prison and a maximum of 80 years in prison.
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