Christian Importuna, 24, of Englishtown produced at least two videos of himself sexually assaulting a child, according to charges filed today by the FBI, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
The videos came to the attention of law enforcement officials on March 24, 2020, when Importuna attempted to trade images of child pornography with an undercover law enforcement officer on an internet-based application. Law enforcement initially linked the videos to Importuna through business records indicating that they were sent from his Englishtown residence. The investigation further linked Importuna to the production of the images through physical identifiers, tattoos that were visible in the subject videos.
Importuna was arrested at his home this morning by special agents of the FBI. He was scheduled to appear before a U.S. Magistrate Judge today at 1 p.m. via teleconference.
One of the videos shows Importuna receiving oral sex from a girl that appears to be 5-8 years old. The other video show him rubbing a minor female’s genitals while she appears to be sleeping. Documents filed by the U.S. Attorney indicate the two videos may be of the same minor female.
Importuna has distinctive tattoos which were visible in the videos.
The charge of production of child pornography, carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of 30 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine. The charge of distribution of child pornography, carries a mandatory minimum of five years in prison, a maximum of 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office assisted in the investigation.
— Monmouth County Prosecutor (@MonCoProsecutor) March 26, 2020