Bergenfield NJ Man Gets Prison Time for Distributing Child Pornography
A Bergenfield NJ man is headed to prison after pleading guilty to charges of distributing child pornography.
The suspect, a 30-year-old man who resided in Bergenfield, New Jersey, will be spending the next three years behind bars in New Jersey State Prison. He was arrested in 2013 as part of a major NJ child pornography investigation called “Operation Ever Vigilant.” The law enforcement operation netted 25 suspects accused of child pornography possession and child pornography distribution.
According to authorities, the suspect used an online file-sharing network to send images and videos of child pornography to other criminals.
The suspect managed to avoid a trial in Bergen County Superior Court by reaching a plea deal with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. In August 2016, the suspect pleaded guilty to second degree distribution of child pornography; in exchange, prosecutors agreed to recommend a sentence on the low end of the sentencing range.
A judge still had to approve the plea agreement. That has now happened, with a Bergen County Superior Court judge signing off on the deal and sentencing the sex crime suspect to a term of incarceration of three years.
Additionally, when the suspect is released from prison, he will have to register as a sex offender in accordance with Megan’s Law.
To learn more about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “3 Years for N.J. Man Who Admitted Distributing Child Porn.”