ENGLEWOOD, N.J. – A former promoter from Englewood caught trafficking in child pornography skipped the country to Thailand for four years, was arrested when he got off a plane at Newark Airport from Bangkok on Wednesday – then was released by a judge in Hackensack, authorities said Thursday.

A grand jury in Hackensack indicted Avi Kartin on child endangerment charges in 2015 after Cyber Crimes Unit detectives found that he’d been collecting the images two years earlier, , Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said.

 Grewal said Kartin – who formerly sold cars for Mercedes-Benz and Porsche dealers before becoming a worldwide entertainment promoter — was in Thailand, where he’d taken a job selling services and products to real estate developers.

In October 2015, a judge in Hackensack issued an arrest warrant for Kartin — who, records show, hooked up with a discount travel agency last year.

On Wednesday, Kartin, 27, flew into Newark Airport, where authorities took him into custody for failing to attend a scheduled arraignment on the child porn indictment.

A short time later, Superior Court Judge Margaret M. Foti released him without bail, under the 2017 New Jersey bail reform law. 

He was released for free (on tax payers dollars) without any accountability thanks to NJ Bail Reform.

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