FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28, 2014
CAMDEN, N.J. - A Gloucester County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 240 months in prison for receipt of images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Bryan Jacobs, 43, of Deptford, N.J., previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb to one count of a superseding indictment charging him with receipt of child pornography. Jacobs has been in custody since his arrest in January 2010 on a criminal complaint charging him with related conduct. Judge Bumb imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Jacobs created a profile on the social networking site MySpace, using the false persona of “Brianna,” purportedly a young woman from Philadephia. On Nov. 30, 2008, Jacobs, posing as Brianna, engaged in MySpace chats with a male minor. Jacobs received images that depicted the minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and downloaded those images to his computer.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Bumb sentenced Jacobs to 15 years of supervised release. Restitution will be determined at a later date.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the U.S. Secret Service, Philadelphia Field Office, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Cynthia R. Wofford; and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton, with the investigation.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Justin Danilewitz and Diana Vondra Carrig of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Camden.
Defense counsel: Peter Levin Esq., Philadelphia