Law enforcement say that they've made an arrest for Child Pornography Charges of a popular Jewish entertainer who performed skits and musical theater for children for over 20 years.
46 year old Eric Komar was both a teacher and singer-songwriter who hailed from New Jersey, and became widely known for his performances at Jewish community centers, camps, and synagogues across the region.
According to police Komar used file sharing software to download and transmit images of prepubescent children being sexually assaulted, and raped.
Official court documents show that Komar is alleged to have admitted after his arrest to having “a large library of child pornography” containing “thousands of images and videos,” and that he “masturbates to images of child pornography on a daily basis.”
Komar is a popular performer for children who has traveled all across the United States of America involving popular Jewish and Hebrew events where he takes the stage.
He has a <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/279475949/here-comes-eric-komars-jewish-kids-cd">kickstarter campaign</a> for a Children's Album which has surpassed its goal of funding and a quick search on YouTube will bring about a few hundred videos of his children's songs and live performances.
Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick said during a raid on his home Special Agents of the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force recovered the perverse images of child pornography from multiple electronic devices and seized both laptops, computers, hard drives, and phones along with SD cards that contained the disgusting images.
United States Attorney General Fitzpatrick said that Komar's arrest was the result of months of investigation by FBI agents under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher.
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The FBI also worked side by side with the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, led by Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and County Chief of Detectives John W. Fodor; the Hillsborough Township Police Department, under the direction of Chief Darren Powell; and, the New Jersey Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory to analyze the devices found.
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Komar made his first initial appearance on Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Court Judge James B. Clark, III in Newark Federal Court and is now ordered to be detained without bail.
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According to the law Komar could face a minimum of five years and a maximum of twenty years in a maximum security Federal Prison as well as a $250,000 fine.
Investigators from the FBI day that Komar may be related to other potential crimes and they're asking for any victims or witnesses with more information to contact the Newark branch division of the FBI at 973-792-3000.
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