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Pennsylvania man sentenced to 46 months in prison for traveling to new jersey for illicit sexual conduct with a child



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2011


 

NEWARK, N.J. – Curtis Miglionico II was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for traveling from his home in Pennsylvania to New Jersey to engage in sexual conduct with a 13-year-old with whom he had been chatting on the Internet, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Miglionico 28, of Quakertown, Pa., previously pleaded guilty to an Indictment charging him with one count of traveling with the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a child. Miglionico, who has been in custody since his arrest in January 2010, entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge William H. Walls, who also imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

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

Miglionico admitted that over the course of several months starting in June 2008, he engaged in multiple sexually explicit conversations online with an individual he believed to be a 13-year-old child. After encouraging the “child” to meet him, he traveled from Pennsylvania to New Jersey on Jan. 27, 2010, for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Walls sentenced the defendant to eight years of supervised release. Miglionico is also required to register as a sex offender.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the Newark FBI Cyber Crime Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward in Newark; and the Internet Crime Task Force of the Passaic County Sheriff's Office under the direction of Sheriff Richard Berdnik, with the investigation.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Vikas Khanna and Amy Luria of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark.

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Defense counsel: Donald J. McCauley Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Newark

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