Gary Wolchesky, 28, of Middletown, acted as his own attorney in defending himself against 21 counts related to the sexual assaults of the boys, including two counts of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault and four counts of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child by Manufacturing Child Pornography. He was found guilty by a Monmouth County Jury in Freehold last week and faces a possible 61 years in State Prison when sentenced by Judge Richard English on March 2, 2017, according to a statement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Using his Xbox, Wolchesky befriended four boys during 2008 and 2009, and convinced the boys, between the ages of 10-15, to send their naked pictures to him. Wolchesky would also ask the boys to masturbate and instructed some of them to penetrate themselves. The Xbox message system only saved the photographs he received from the boys for a certain number of days, he would videotape himself opening the photographs that were messaged to him and saved that video to a computer hard drive. On at least one occasion he engaged in a video chat with a boy and convinced the boy to strip for him.
Before and during the trial, Wolchesky advocated against what he viewed as the unfair treatment of pedophiles.
Wolchesky has been in the custody of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution since his arrest in October of 2009. Following years of delays as Wolchesky repeatedly filed motions contesting the case, jury selection began on October 13, 2016. At trial, the four boys, now young men, from Massachusetts, North Carolina and Florida came to New Jersey to testify.