Contact Us
Ridgefield Park-Hasbrouck Heights Daily Voice serves Hasbrouck Heights, Little Ferry, Moonachie, Ridgefield Park & Wood-Ridge

Menu

Ridgefield Park-Hasbrouck Heights Daily Voice serves Hasbrouck Heights, Little Ferry, Moonachie, Ridgefield Park & Wood-Ridge

Nearby Towns

DV Pilot police & fire

Irish national admits coming into Newark Airport with child porn

Photo Credit: Walsh Visa Program

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: An Irish national brought into the U.S. on a special visa program this morning admitted transporting 600 images of child pornography into Newark Airport on an external hard drive.

Farrell Corrway (COURTESY: Walsh Visa Program)

Farrell Corrway, 29, was in the U.S. on a  travel visa when FBI agents in Buffalo got wind of his plans to leave the country through Newark.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped Corrway and searched his things at Newark Airport and found him carrying the hard drive, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said.

These included images of prepubescent minors and “portrayals of sadistic conduct or other depictions of violence to children,” he said.

Corrway had been to the U.S. before, as part of the Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program, which enabled unemployed young adults from Ireland the opportunity to live and work in the United States for up to 24 months.

It became known as the Walsh Visa Program in honor of Congressman James Walsh of New York, who introduced and sponsored the Program legislation, approved by Congress in 1998. It was discontinued four years ago.

U.S. District Judge William J. Martini set sentencing for Sept. 11. Corrway will receive, at minimum, five years in federal prison under the plea bargain. He also could have to pay up to $250,000 in fines, under U.S. federal sentencing guidelines.

Fishman credited special agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the FBI for the investigation leading to today’s plea. He also thanked the Customs & Border Protection officers.
Handling the case is Assistant U.S. Attorney Lee M. Cortes Jr. of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark.






SUPPORT Cliffview Pilot :


{loadposition log}


to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Ridgefield Park-Hasbrouck Heights Daily Voice!

Serves Hasbrouck Heights, Little Ferry, Moonachie, Ridgefield Park & Wood-Ridge

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.