Sussex County, N.J., Man Admits Distributing Images Of Child Sexual Abuse
TRENTON, N.J. – A Sussex County, N.J., man today admitted using a computer in his home to distribute images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Albert Rose, 55, of Hampton, N.J., pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with one count of distribution of child pornography.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Rose admitted distributing images of child pornography via email using a computer located in his residence in February 2010. He also admitted to possessing more than 600 images of child pornography on his computer, which was seized from his residence in February 2012. Rose acknowledged that among the images of child pornography he possessed and distributed were images which depicted minors posing in a sexually explicit manner. Rose was previously charged by complaint with distribution of child pornography in September 2011and has been free on bail since his arrest.
The count to which Rose pleaded guilty is punishable by a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison, followed by a mandatory minimum of five years’ supervised release and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 2, 2013.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HIS), Newark Division, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Andrew M. McLees, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Fabiana Pierre-Louis of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Trenton.
Defense counsel: S. Emile Lisboa Esq., Hackensack, N.J.