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Irish national sentenced to 100 months in prison for transportation of child pornography



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2012


 

NEWARK, N.J. – Farrell Corrway, 29, an Irish national, was sentenced today 100 months in prison for transporting more than 600 images of child pornography into New Jersey on a computer hard drive, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Corrway previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini to an Information charging him with one count of transportation of child pornography. Judge Martini imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

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

Corrway admitted that on Sept. 7, 2010, he transported more than 600 images of child pornography into the state on an external hard drive that was in his possession. Corrway, who was present in the United States on a travel visa, was the subject of a child pornography investigation by the FBI in Buffalo, N.Y., when law enforcement officers learned Corrway was planning to leave the country from Newark. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers conducted a border search of Corrway’s possessions at Newark Liberty International Airport and identified multiple images of child pornography on an external hard drive. Corrway acknowledged that among the images of child pornography were depictions of prepubescent minors and portrayals of sadistic conduct or other depictions of violence against children.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Martini sentenced Corrway to 10 years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) under the leadership of Special Agent in Charge Andrew M. McLees; and special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Christopher M. Piehota in Buffalo, for the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea. He also thanked CBP Officers, under the direction of Robert E. Perez, Director, Field Operations, New York, for their vital investigative role.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lee M. Cortes Jr. of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark.

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Defense counsel: David Holman Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Newark

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