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Mercer county, n.J., man pleads guilty to production of child pornography


October 29, 2013


TRENTON, N.J. – A Mercer County, N.J., man today admitted producing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Fredy Arbito, 31, of Hightstown, N.J., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp to an information charging him with one count of production of child pornography.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

From July 2011 to Jan. 28, 2013, Arbito knowingly coerced an 11-year-old girl to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of transmitting it live over the internet.

The production of child pornography charge to which Arbito pleaded guilty is punishable by a maximum potential penalty of 30 years in prison, with a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 4, 2013. 

U.S. Attorney Fishman praised special agents of the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Andrew M. McLees, with the investigation leading to today’s charges.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney R. Joseph Gribko of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Trenton.      

Defense counsel: James R. Lisa Esq., Jersey City, N.J.

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