South Jersey School Bus Drivers Arrested for Child Pornography

They were caught in Operation Predator Alert II.

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On Thursday, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced the arrest of 14 men on child pornography charges, as part of Operation Predator Alert II. Those arrested included two South Jersey school bus drivers, Andrew Schreiner and Armando Nortez.

The 14 men were arrested between February 10th and July 22nd, and all of them are being charged under the state’s new child pornography law, which went into effect last year.




Under that law, anyone convicted of distributing 25 or more computer files of child pornography would automatically get five years in state prison without the possibility of parole. A good case for mandatory minimums if ever there was one. Punishment for possession increased as well.

Both Schreiner and Nortez were charged with possession, while Nortez was also hit with a distribution charge.

Also charged:

Michael Van Culin, 30, of Monroeville (Salem County): He allegedly blackmailed a Canadian girl into stripping naked on her webcam after hacking into her email account. From a statement released by prosecutors: "Van Culin’s computer allegedly contained a video of the visibly shaken girl completely disrobing in front of a mirror under his orders." He is charged with manufacturing and possession child pornography.

Jonathan S. Fink, 41, of Cherry Hill: He allegedly had 750 images and videos of child pornography on an external hard drive found in his home.

Michael Parker, 55, of Pennsauken: Prosecutors say that Parker was very active with children at his church, First Presbyterian in Merchantville, and that he wanted to become a youth minister. He allegedly deleted approximately 200 items containing child pornography from his computer when investigators showed up at his door.

Thomas Pirretti, 31, of Flemington: Charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

Walter Javier Vibanco, 47, of Lower Township: Allegedly had 250 images and videos of child pornography on his computer.

Arlanda Johnson, 46, of Pemberton Township: Described by prosecutors as "a software engineer with an aerospace firm who has top security clearance," Johnson is charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

Daniel Allen Corda, 46, of Bellmawr: Charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

Jerrell Harris, 28, of Elizabeth: Charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

Matthew Hems, 23, of Tabernacle: Charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

Arnold M. Kay, 74, of Linden: Charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

Jorge Geovani Lopez-Betancourt, 34, of Trenton: Charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

Raymond Purkis III, 48, of Montgomery Township: Charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

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