Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Westampton Township Police Chief Stephen Ent announced that a 35-year-old Westampton Township man has been charged with possessing and distributing child sexual abuse material.
Myles T. Doyle, of the first block of Fieldcrest Drive, was charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (two Second Degree and one Third Degree).
He was arrested Tuesday at the Westampton Township police department and lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly. He was ordered to be detained during a hearing in Superior Court. The case will now be prepared for presentation to a grand jury for possible indictment.
The investigation began in November after the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit received information regarding Doyle’s online activities from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The investigation revealed that Doyle was using social media to distribute child sexual abuse material.
Doyle is presently under parole supervision for life due to an unrelated conviction last year arising from the Prosecutors Office’s Operation Safe Quarantine initiative. In that case, he received a suspended three-year sentence after pleading guilty. The Prosecutor’s Office will apply to the court to have the suspended sentence rescinded and a three-year period of incarceration imposed as a result of the new charges.
Multiple electronic devices were seized from Doyle’s residence during the execution of a search warrant and will be examined by detectives from the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit. Doyle was additionally charged with Contempt (Fourth Degree), after failing to comply with a court order to provide the passcodes.
The investigation was conducted by the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit, with assistance from United States Homeland Security Investigations – Cherry Hill Office, the Evesham Township Police Department and the Westampton Township Police Department. The lead investigator was BCPO Detective Jennifer Appelmann.
The BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit and HSI – Cherry Hill are members of the New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The BCPO also belongs to the New Jersey State Police Cyber Terrorism Task Force.
All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.