Sarah May
September 3, 2023

One-time aide to former NJ Gov. Chris Christie arrested on child sex abuse charges

In a disturbing case out of New Jersey, a one-time aide to former Gov. and current Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie was reportedly arrested in August on child sexual abuse charges, as Fox News reports.

The man in question, Kevin Tomafsky, now faces a series of criminal counts, as outlined in a report from the New Jersey Globe.

Probe leads to Tomafsky

An investigation into the 41-year-old began in the fall of last year when social media platform Snapchat made a report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

That report indicated that content involving the sexual abuse of children had made its way onto the platform.

From there, the NCMEC made contact with the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office, which traced the activity to Tomafsky, who is accused of receiving a photo of an adult engaging in abuse of a six-year-old girl.

In December of 2022, police executed a warrant at Tomafsky's place of residence, finding a large number of child sexual abuse images on various electronic devices.

Among the charges Tomafsky now faces are counts of engaging in sexual conduct with a child, permitting a child to engage in pornography, conspiracy to endanger the welfare of a child, and general possession of child pornography.

Shockingly, another party was charged in the same case and now faces counts including the knowing commission of sexual penetration on the child at issue and also of photographing a child engaging in a sexual act, and according to sources cited by the Globe, that individual is Tomafsky's own father.

Tomafsky has been in police custody since Aug. 15, and is currently being housed at the Salem County Correctional Facility in New Jersey's Mannington Township, as Breitbart reported.

Christie connection

According to Fox News, Tomafsky was first hired by Christie back in 2010, having previously worked as campaign manager to former Republican Rep. Frank LoBiondo.

Tomafsky is said to have worked in Christie's administration until sometime in 2012, “managing surrogates representing the governor at events” and tracking the governor's attendance at events around the state and across the country, as the Globe noted.

With the help of Christie's office, Tomafsky subsequently obtained various other positions in local, state, and regional government, and was reportedly engaged in such work at the time of his arrest.

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