Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced that a 67-year-old Willingboro Township man has been charged with possessing child pornography.
Dwight Barwick, of the first block of Southampton Drive, was charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Third Degree).
The investigation began earlier this year after the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit received information regarding Barwick’s online activities from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
The investigation revealed that Barwick was utilizing a search engine to locate and view child pornography. He was taken into custody yesterday at his residence following the execution of a search warrant. Computers were seized from the residence and will be examined by detectives from the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit.
The case will now be prepared for presentation to a Burlington County Grand Jury for possible indictment. Barwick will be prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Remy.
The investigation was conducted by the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit, with assistance from United States Homeland Security Investigations – Cherry Hill Office, the New Jersey State Police and the Willingboro Township Police Department.
The Prosecutor’s Office 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