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Freehold, n.J., man sentenced to nine years in prison for child pornography collection



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2012


 

TRENTON, N.J. – John L. Donahue, Jr., 47, of Freehold, N.J., was sentenced today to 108 months in prison for collecting sexually explicit images of children and downloading them from the Internet, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Donahue previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson to an Information charging him with one count of receipt of child pornography. Judge Wolfson also imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

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

Donahue admitted to receiving images and videos of child pornography by use of a computer and through the Internet and storing them in his residence and his vehicle. Donahue acknowledged that the images and videos depicted prepubescent minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

As part of his guilty plea, Donahue agreed to forfeit the computer and computer accessories that he used to commit the offense.

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

U.S. Attorney Fishman praised postal inspectors of the United States Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Postal Inspector in Charge Philip R. Bartlett in Newark, and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Peter E. Warshaw Jr., with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jane H. Yoon of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.

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Defense counsel: Charles J. Uliano Esq., West Long Branch, N.J.

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