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Rumson Man Among 25 Arrested in Child Porn Sting

Christopher Brondi faces charges, as does a Red Bank man.

A Rumson man is accused of possession and distribution of child pornography, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced Wednesday.

Christopher Brondi, 57, was among 25 people arrested as part of an operation aimed at child pornography, including child rape videos. The list of the accused included two other Monmouth men: Manuel Sanchez-Olivarez, 37, of Red Bank and Steven Anan, 52, of Neptune City.

Dozens of law enforcement agencies and more than 50 officers took part in the effort, dubbed Operation Ever Vigilant. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the West Long Branch Police Department contributed to the effort, according to a press release issued by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

The Digital Technology Investigations Unit of the New Jersey State Police began the investigation approximately three months ago by searching for New Jersey residents who were making child pornography available to others.  These files show pre-pubescent boys and girls being sexually molested by being penetrated, or by being coerced into performing sexual acts on themselves or others, the release stated.

“Anyone who views and distributes child pornography – particularly the type of child rape videos targeted in this operation – puts himself in league with the predators who sexually assault children to create these videos,” Chiesa said.

Below is a list of those arrested during Operation Ever Vigilant. Each was charged with second-degree distribution of child pornography and fourth-degree possession of child pornography:

  • Stephen Rainone, 27, South Amboy, Middlesex County
  • Louis Cedeno, 46, Palisades Park, Bergen County
  • David Laidlaw, 36, Hillsdale, Bergen County
  • Ernest Okhtenberg, 39, Fair Lawn, Bergen County
  • Michael Suscreba, 66, Clifton, Passaic County
  • Nil Choudhury, 23, Margate City, Atlantic County
  • James Engle, 28, Budd Lake, Morris, County
  • Albert Femiano, 30, Clark, Union County
  • Frank Fiorelli, 61, Springfield, Union County
  • Joseph Lorz, 26, Bergenfield, Bergen County
  • Jose Oswaldo, 39, Fairview, Bergen County
  • Alfred Bakewell, 64, Sicklerville, Camden County
  • Moses Garcia, 25, Perth Amboy, Middlesex County
  • Jose Holguin, 59, Fords, Middlesex County
  • Alexander Ramirez, 36, North Plainfield, Somerset County
  • Brent Ailiff, 38, West Berlin, Camden County
  • Steven Anan, 52, Neptune City, Monmouth County
  • Ryan Bronchella, 34, Clementon, Camden County
  • Christopher Brondi, 57, Rumson, Monmouth County
  • Manuel Sanchez-Olivarez, 37, Red Bank, Monmouth County
  • Duane Bell, 43, Lawrence, Mercer County
  • Giovanni Jimenez, 37, Trenton, Mercer County
  • William Payton II, 20, Mount Holly, Burlington County
  • Frank Sysk II, 19, Browns Mills, Burlington County
  • Male juvenile, 17, Cherry Hill, Camden County
Pamela McCoy February 28, 2013 at 03:38 PM
I am disgusted by the level of scum that live among us, in a tight knit community where so many of our children could be at risk from vile predators such as this man! Prosecute him and all involved to the maximum extent of the law!!!
Leslie February 28, 2013 at 03:57 PM
And my kids used to think I was just paranoid....
George Murphy February 28, 2013 at 04:00 PM
I compare this situation to many other forms of modern-day criminal activity in that we never address the source and/or origin of the problem - we continue to beat the same dead horse. The weapons debacle is a prime example. We have existing laws. Enforce them! We need "criminal control," not gun control. Put the fear of God in these monsters and they will back off. Short-term containment (all benefits included) is not the answer. How would this apply here? Well, to begin, the more these guys are arrested and even remanded, the more new cases seem to pop up. Sadly, this is going to always be the case because they are not, "addressing the real source." I have a couple questions: Who are the parents of these children? How do they get placed in these settings where they can make these movies and pose for the photographs without their parents knowing about it? This should be the main focus. Stopping it at the source, and implementing severe physical punishment upon the ones who produce and make this garbage. Additionally, the parents and guardians must be held to severe accountability. Then the buyers and sellers need to be placed in a treatment center, which includes spiritual warfare upon the demonic forces that are the main reason for all of this behavior. This in addition to hormone-blocking drugs and castration. Finally, our justice system is useless. It sits on its hands and turns its head on every issue that is breaking our culture down.
George Murphy February 28, 2013 at 04:12 PM
If you care about your children, then we need to clean up this Democrat-controlled state. We have long-term flies in the ointment, who have kept a stranglehold on us for decades. And, the Republicans are no better. We need to get decency, morality, integrity, propriety and the like, back into the equation, which is really no equation at all.
Mike February 28, 2013 at 09:59 PM
"which includes spiritual warfare upon the demonic forces that are the main reason for all of this behavior" ?? Dude, are you serious? There's sick people out there. An exorcism is not what is called for.
Jenny K February 28, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Innocent until proven guilty.
George Murphy March 01, 2013 at 12:19 PM
You are implying here that you approve of this behavior. ANGRY is so right. His children and family will have to endure the hardships. The problem with what you are saying is: It's true; but it has been way over used to the point of making a joke out of our (in)justice system. I think that they are pretty sure he is guilty, it's just to what extent.
George Murphy March 01, 2013 at 12:33 PM
Let's back up a bit. I am not a dude, and yes, I am serious. And no, not an exorcism. These people are not necessarily possessed; however, they are spiritually ill. They are under demonic oppression, which can only be dealt with through the Blood of Jesus Christ. My friend, if you can think of a better solution, or even a cure for these sick individuals, then I say come out with it. You are not a regular Scritpure reader because if you were, you would understand all of this reasoning. We have to pray for the strength to avoid these situations; nonetheless, many of us fall into and follow the destructive path. I am not a fanatic, or a religious freak; I just know what I have seen over the years. Newtown, CT was a perfect example. We have robbed God of His due place in this world, and now we are paying for it.
Annie Nomus March 01, 2013 at 07:02 PM
Is "pretty sure" what we base our justice system on today? It is so true that his wife and children will have to bear this now, because of people that are ignorant of the judicial system and the way the legal system addresses the internet today. How can you know from a few paragraphs above what individual part any of the listed names had in any of this. I'm not judging this man until the courts have given him a fair trial, otherwise we might as well start handing over our rights to due process today-- and that is a price I'm not willing to pay.
George Murphy March 01, 2013 at 09:25 PM
Annie, to you and the others here, I apologize if I left the impression of wanting to throw the book at this man, and the others. Yes, we do not know the full extent of this issue. Justice means simply getting one's 'just due.' I don't often see that happening in the courts these days. We are not to throw stones {"...he who be without sin"} and I am not doing this; I merely suggested the possible ways to address this issue because it is one where we are circling the field, but never landing the plane. We need to pray for all involved, especially their families.
Chris F March 01, 2013 at 11:02 PM
INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY!!!
kristin mosa March 02, 2013 at 11:56 AM
Pamela, I'm with you!
George Murphy March 02, 2013 at 02:16 PM
I understand, fully. "Innocent, until proven guilty," is the basis of our justice system; but it is often compromised, unfortunately. On the flip side, the women are perfectly justified in their above statements and Pamela's was generic - not making mention of any specific names!

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