Former Cherry Hill Firefighter Charged with Possession, Distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Material


Tyler Kademian was arrested after authorities discovered he was allegedly storing and sharing illicit files on a mobile messaging application.

By Matt Skoufalos | April 5, 2024

A Cherry Hill man whom investigators allege was using a mobile messaging app to circulate child sexual abuse material (CSAM) has been arrested.

Thirty-five-year-old Tyler Kademian faces second-degree and third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child charges, as related to the distribution and possession of CSAM, respectively.

Investigators from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO) were first alerted to the issue after receiving a tip that CSAM was being circulated from a Kik messenger account.

Kik provided IP addresses “which resolved to the accused residents and place of employment,” according to Kademian’s charging documents, which were signed by CCPO Detective John H. Cochran.

“Detectives located CSAM materials inside of the account, as well as videos of the accused,” Cochran wrote in an affidavit of probable cause at Kademian’s March 21 arrest.

Kademian, who worked as a Cherry Hill firefighter since 2018, is no longer with the department, Cherry Hill Fire Chief Wade Houlihan said.

Commonly referred to as child pornography, the term “child sexual abuse materials” is used by law enforcement because it reinforces that “underlying every sexually explicit image or video of a child is abuse, rape, molestation, and/or exploitation,” according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

A second-degree child endangerment conviction is a felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison and a fine of as much as $150,000. A third-degree child endangerment conviction is punishable by three to five years in prison and a fine of as much as $15,000.

Either conviction could also compel the accused to register as a Megan’s Law sex offender.

All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. An arrest is not a conviction.

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