TOMS RIVER, NJ – Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on December 1, 2020, Henry Ziolkowski, 56, of Toms River, pled guilty to Possession of Child Pornography before the Honorable Michael T. Collins, J.S.C. At the time of his sentencing on February 5, 2021, the State will be seeking a term of five years New Jersey State Prison. Ziolkowski will also be subject to Parole Supervision for Life, and will be required to register as a Megan’s Law Offender.
This investigation was the result of several referrals from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children through the New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which identified a residence in Toms River as the location of several uploads of child pornography. On July 7, 2020, Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit and Toms River Township Police Department executed a search warrant on the subject’s residence. As a result, Detectives seized a computer belonging to Ziolkowski which contained numerous images of child pornography. Ziolkowski was arrested and processed at Toms River Police headquarters. He has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since the date of his arrest.
Prosecutor Billhimer acknowledges the diligent efforts of Assistant Prosecutor Shanon Chant-Berry who handled the case on behalf of the State, as well as the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit, Toms River Township Police Department, New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, for their collective and combined assistance in this investigation leading to Ziolkowski’s apprehension, and ultimately his guilty plea.