A convicted child predator from Atlantic City, accused of receiving thousands of images of child sexual abuse is ordered to remain incarcerated until court hearings begin.

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In Camden, Keith M. Clack, 41, was formally charged with knowingly receiving images of child pornography, filed by federal prosecutors in the office of Acting New Jersey U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.

Clack's conviction for sexual assault of a minor and endangering the welfare of a minor places him at risk of a mandatory 15-year minimum sentence, up to 40 years, if convicted of the new charges, authoritiies said. The charge normally carries possible prison terms of five to 20 years. He also risks fines as high as $250,000.

According to information from Fitzpatrick's office, undercover investigators in May of this year detected more than 3,500 downloads of child erotica, and sexually-abused infants and toddlers, to electronic devices traced to Clack.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Diana Vondra Carrig and Patrick Askin conduct the government's case. Clack is represented by Assistant Federal Public Defender Thomas Young.

Charges are accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless, and until, found guilty in a court of law.

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