SPARTA TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County woman was charged Tuesday with producing, distributing, and advertising images of child sexual abuse, according to acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig.
Dominique Saczawa, 31, of Sparta Township was charged with one count of production of child pornography, one count of distribution of child pornography, and one count of advertisement of child pornography. She appeared Tuesday by video conference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre and was detained, Honig said.
According to documents filed in this case, in August 2021, Saczawa used a web-based application to share images and videos depicting the sexual assault of a child, and to solicit others to share similar content. Saczawa produced video and images of a minor victim engaged in sexually explicit conduct and Saczawa communicated these to other individuals through the web-based application.
The charges of production and advertisement of child pornography each carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine. The charge of distribution of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum of five years in prison, a maximum of 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine, Honig said.