Ocean County, N.J., Man Sentenced To 37 Months In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography
TRENTON, N.J. – An Ocean County, N.J. man, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for possessing more than 600 images of child sexual abuse and using his computer to send and store them, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Christopher Seufert, 32, of Brick, N.J., previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Mary L. Cooper to an information charging him with one count of possession of child pornography. Judge Cooper imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Seufert admitted he possessed more than 600 images of child pornography on a computer located in his residence in March 2010. He admitted using his America Online email account to send some of the images to himself and store them. Seufert acknowledged that among the images he possessed were images which depicted minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct with other minors and adults, including material portraying sadistic or masochistic conduct or other depictions of violence. The criminal images were brought to the attention of law enforcement by a tip from America Online.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Cooper sentenced Seufert to five years of supervised release with computer monitoring and restricted contact with minors. He must also register as a sex offender.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the Newark FBI’s Child Exploitation Taskforce and credit, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford in Newark; and the N.J. State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, under the direction of Col. Rick Fuentes, with the investigation leading to today’s sentence.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Clabby and Sarah Wolfe of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Trenton.
Defense Counsel: Lisa Van Hoeck Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Trenton