Englewood Man, Avoiding the Law for Four Years, Arrested and Charged at Newark Airport Wednesday
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (May 17, 2017) — An Englewood man who was charged in 2013 and indicted in 2015 on child pornography charges was arrested Wednesday and charged with failure to appear for an arraignment and third degree possession of child pornography.
Avi Kartin, an Englewood resident who has been living abroad in Thailand, traveled from Bangkok to Newark Liberty International Airport Wednesday and was arrested on arrival by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office on a bench warrant issued in October, 2015 after he failed to appear for arraignment on his original indictment.
Kartin, 37, is single and works as a promoter. His arrest stems from an investigation conducted by the prosecutor’s Cyber Crimes Unit under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti. The unit conducted its investigation in 2013 and found Kartin to be in possession of internet images of child pornography. They also learned that he was living in Thailand. A Grand Jury presentment was made in 2015, resulting in his indictment for possession of child pornography.
After initial detention in the Bergen County Jail, Kartin has been released by Presiding Criminal Judge Margaret M. Foti, pending an appearance before the Judge Francis A. McGrogan June 26.