Essex County man arrested for role in statewide child pornography ring

An Essex County man was arrested along with more than two dozen others following a three-month investigation into a child pornography ring, reports. The suspects were charged with distribution and possession of child pornography, according to authorities.

Distributing child pornography is considered a second degree crime in New Jersey, subject to a sentence of 5 to 10 years in prison, and the possession of child pornography is a fourth degree crime, subject to a sentence of up to 18 months imprisonment. Child pornography may also be prosecuted under federal law.

In addition to imprisonment, a person convicted on child pornography charges may also be required to register as a sex offender under New Jersey’s Megan’s Law.


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