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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 12, 2013

New Jersey Man Sentenced For Child Exploitation

            PHILADELPHIA – Patrick Mergen, 40, of Sewell, NJ, was sentenced yesterday to 25 years in prison for using a child to produce child pornography.  He pleaded guilty on November 20, 2012.  In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg ordered 10 years of supervised release, computer monitoring, no unsupervised contact with minors, and sex counseling.   

            The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael Levy.

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