Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Westampton Township Police Chief Stephen Ent announced that a Westampton Township man was arrested yesterday on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.
Derri Grencavage, 56, of the first block of Brighton Road, was charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree), including one for possession of child pornography and one for distribution. He was also charged with Knowingly Possessing an Image Depicting the Sexual Exploitation of a Child (Third Degree).
The investigation began when the Prosecutor’s Office High-Tech Crimes Unit received intelligence from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children concerning the defendant’s online activities. The investigation revealed that Grencavage possessed a photo and video that he shared online depicting a nude pre-pubescent female involved in a sexual act. A digital device was seized during a search warrant executed yesterday at his residence. The device will be analyzed by detectives from the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit.
The case was investigated by the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit, with assistance from the New Jersey State Police, Westampton Township Police Department and United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. The lead investigator was BCPO Detective Kevin Sobotka.
Grencavage will have a first appearance in Superior Court in Mount Holly today. The case will now be prepared for presentation to a Burlington County Grand Jury to be considered for indictment.
The arrest of Grencavage follows the arrest of Donovan Balthazor on identical charges on Wednesday. Balthazor, 30, is a resident of the Browns Mills section of Pemberton Township who is stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst as a member of the United States Air Force. He was released pending trial, but was ordered to have no unsupervised contact with minors and forbidden to use the Internet unless it was on a government computer for work purposes.
In still another case, on January 30, the High-Tech Crimes Unit arrested a 15-year-old male from Bordentown Township and charged him with Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Third Degree), for possessing child pornography. He was processed on a juvenile complaint.
The High-Tech Crimes Unit is a member of the New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and the New Jersey State Police Cyber Terrorism Task Force.
All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.