Former Essex County middle school teacher pleads guilty to child porn possession

A former Essex County middle school teacher and swim coach admitted in federal court to possessing and distributing child pornography, NJ.com reports. The images, which included depictions of both sadistic and masochistic conduct, were downloaded and posted via peer-to-peer file sharing software.

 

Under federal child pornography laws, a person who creates, distributes, possesses, or views child pornography will be sentenced to at least 5 but no more than 20 years in prison. If the person has a criminal record including certain sex offenses, the sentence is increased to at least 15 but no more than 40 years.

 

Child pornography is also illegal under state law. 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. 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.

 

If you’ve been charged with a child pornography crime, you could be facing serious penalties if you don’t have strong legal representation of your own. Don’t wait until it’s too late to mount an effective legal  challenge in your case. To meet with an internet sex crimes lawyer for a free and confidential consultation, contact me, Anthony N. Palumbo at the law firm Palumbo & Renaud at 1-866-664-8118 or through this online form.

 

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Child Pornography Penalties in New Jersey

Ever since the onset of the internet, there has been a tidal wave of child pornography offenses.  The privacy offered by the internet has made it easy for people to quietly view child pornography.  Both federal and state police have made increasing efforts to safeguard children from internet predators and prevent individuals from obtaining child pornography online.  Penalties for possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography are very stern and often include time spent in jail, heavy fines, and registration as a sex offender for life under New Jersey’s Megan’s Law.

Penalties for possession of child pornography carry up to 18 months in prison and $10,000 in fines.  In order to be convicted of possession of child pornography, you must knowingly possess or look at an image, film or photograph that shows a child in a prohibited sexual act or simulated act, including Internet viewing.  Penalties for distribution are much more serious and carry a prison term of 5 to 10 years plus $250,000 in fines.  In order to be convicted of distribution of child pornography, it must be proved a person received for the purpose of selling or pretty much playing any kind of role in the transmission of a photograph, film, videotape, computer program or file, video game or any other reproduction or reconstruction that shows a child engaging in a prohibited sexual act or in the simulation of such an act.

My name is Anthony N. Palumbo, criminal defense lawyer and I have a record for impeccable defense in child pornography cases.  Many attorneys are not willing to take on cases that involve crimes against children, but at the law offices of Palumbo & Renaud, I have more than 35 years of experience aggressively defending and defeating sex crimes charges. If you would like to discuss your charge with attorney who is truly experienced in this area of the law, contact me today for a free and confidential consultation at 1-866-664-8118.

Child Pornography Penalties in New Jersey

New Jersey Sex Crime Lawyer – Anthony N. Palumbo

Ever since the onset of the internet, there has been a tidal wave of child pornography offenses.  The privacy offered by the internet has made it easy for people to quietly view child pornography.  Both federal and state police have made increasing efforts to safeguard children from internet predators and prevent individuals from obtaining child pornography online.  Penalties of possession of child pornography, distribution of child pornography are very stern and often include time spent in jail, heavy fines, and registration as a sex offender for life under New Jersey’s Megan’s Law.

Penalties for possession of child pornography carry up to 18 months in prison and $10,000 in fines.  In order to be convicted of possession of child pornography, you must knowingly possess or look at an image, film or photograph that shows a child in a prohibited sexual act or simulated act, including Internet viewing.  Penalties for distribution a much more serious and carry a prison term of 5 to 10 years plus $250,000 in fines.  In order to be convicted of distribution of child pornography, it must be proved a person received for the purpose of selling or played any kind of role in the transmission of a photograph, film, videotape, computer program or file, video game or any other reproduction or reconstruction that shows a child engaging in a prohibited sexual act or in the simulation of such an act.