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Marlton, new jersey man sentenced to 15 years in prison for offering child pornography over the internet through file sharing software



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2011


 

CAMDEN, N.J. – Evan C. Corbett, 35, of Marlton, N.J., was sentenced today to 180 months in prison for offering and advertising child pornography for distribution over the Internet through peer-to-peer file sharing networks, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Corbett was arrested in August 2009 as a result of an investigation by agents of the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”), and pleaded guilty to an Information in May 2010 before United States District Judge Robert B. Kugler. Judge Kugler also imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court.

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

Corbett admitted that from approximately July 2008 to May 2009, he shared child pornography over the Internet using peer-to-peer file sharing programs. Corbett admitted that he both downloaded child pornography to his own computers in Marlton and permitted others around the world to download child pornography from his computer. The files were identified by file names which explicitly advertised their content. Corbett was found to possess over 22,180 images of child pornography.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Kugler sentenced Corbett to five years of supervised release. Corbett is required to register as a sex offender.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Peter T. Edge, in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

The government is represented by Kevin T. Smith, Senior Litigation Counsel, Acting Attorney-in-Charge of the Trenton Office of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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Defense counsel: Maggie F. Moy, Esq., Camden

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