WASHINGTON TWP. (Gloucester) — The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office is asking potential victims to come forward after a township man was accused of taking video of juvenile females using a bathroom at his residence.
Robert McKinley, 52, was arrested at that Washington Township home on Tuesday, according to a release from the prosecutor's office, following the execution of a search warrant by the GCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit, township police, and the New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
McKinley is charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child by manufacturing child pornography and third-degree possession of child sexual abuse material.
An investigation revealed that McKinley retained the images he recorded via a Dropbox account linked to his email address, as alleged by the prosecutor's office.
McKinley was remanded to the Salem County Correctional Facility following his arrest, pending court proceedings.
The prosecutor's office urged anyone who believes they may have been a victim of McKinley, had questionable contact with him, or have information relevant to their investigation to contact their Special Victims Unit at email@example.com.
Furthermore, individuals wishing to report instances of child sexual exploitation were instructed to notify the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST or cybertipline.org.
These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey
A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.
From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.
Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.
If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.
Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.
You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.
Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.
Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.
I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:
Every NJ city and town's municipal tax bill, ranked
A little less than 30 cents of every $1 in property taxes charged in New Jersey support municipal services provided by cities, towns, townships, boroughs and villages. Statewide, the average municipal-only tax bill in 2021 was $2,725, but that varied widely from more than $13,000 in Tavistock to nothing in three townships. In addition to $9.22 billion in municipal purpose taxes, special taxing districts that in some places provide municipal services such as fire protection, garbage collection or economic development levied $323.8 million in 2021.