Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Rutgers Instructor Accused of Using University Computer to Share Child Porn

Jeff Chiesa and Senator Kip Bateman
Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ

A Rutgers University instructor has been arrested on charges that he used a computer in his university office to share hundreds of videos of child pornography over the Internet according to newly sworn-in State Attorney General Jeff Chiesa.

Criminal Director Stephen Taylor says Gavin Swiatek, 49, a biochemistry instructor on the Rutgers University Cook Campus in New Brunswick, was arrested late yesterday afternoon at his home in Hillsborough by members of the New Jersey State Police. He’s charged with second-degree distribution of child pornography and fourth-degree possession of child pornography.

“Those who view and distribute child pornography contribute to the tragic exploitation of children, because they fuel the demand that drives suppliers to produce these abhorrent materials,” says Chiesa. “The charges against this individual are very serious.”

The New Jersey State Police Digital Technology Investigations Unit determined that a computer user on the Rutgers University campus was using peer-to-peer file sharing technology to make child pornography readily available to Internet users worldwide. They traced the source of the child pornography to Swiatek’s office at Rutgers University. Swiatek allegedly shared hundreds of files containing child pornography, mostly videos, using the peer-to-peer technology. State Police detectives seized Swiatek’s university computer from his office. Investigators also executed a search warrant and seized a laptop computer and digital media from Swiatek and from his home.

Taylor says, “We want to send a powerful deterrent message to anyone who would consider linking themselves into the vile network of suppliers and users of child pornography. They will find themselves behind bars like this man. We will continue to partner with the New Jersey State Police to aggressively investigate and prosecute these cases.”

Best of the Web


Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!