Scott A. Entrekin (DOB: 09-01-1984) of Woodbury, New Jersey was arrested on July 16, 2021 and charged with Distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Material (1st Degree), and Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material (2nd Degree) Gloucester County Acting Prosecutor Christine A. Hoffman announced.
On or about May 11, 2021, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office High Technology Crimes Unit was assigned a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTipline Report indicating that, by way of social media, images of suspected child sexual abuse material had been shared. After various investigative efforts by the High-Tech Crimes Unit, Entrekin was identified as a potential suspect.
On July 16, 2021, a residential search warrant was executed on Entrekin’s residence and Entrekin admitted to downloading and distributing suspected images of child sexual abuse material through a social media/communication application. Detectives from the GCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit were assisted by the Office of Homeland Security Investigations, the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and the Woodbury Police Department. Entrekin was lodged in the Salem County Correctional Facility on the strength of a Complaint-Warrant pending a detention hearing.
Acting Prosecutor Christine A. Hoffman reinforces that “investigating and prosecuting crimes against children in Gloucester County continues to remain a high priority for the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. With the unprecedented impact of COVID on our communities and routines, there has been a significant influx in crimes against children. Collaboration and partnership with federal, state and local agencies has contributed to our success in combatting these crimes.”
Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of their rights as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State Law.
If you think you have seen a missing child or to report child sexual exploitation, contact the GCPO, your local law enforcement agency or call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) 24-hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or online at www.cybertipline.org.