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Middlesex county, n.J., man sentenced to 60 months in prison for distributing videos of child sexual abuse



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2013


 

TRENTON, N.J. – A Middlesex County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for distributing images and videos of child sexual abuse over the Internet, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Jacob Rios, 25, of Old Bridge Township, N.J., previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan to an Information charging him with one count of distribution of child pornography. Judge Sheridan imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

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

Rios admitted distributing child pornography between March 3, 2011, and July 11, 2011, using a peer-to-peer network. Rios created accounts on the network through which he downloaded pictures and videos of child pornography. He placed those pictures and videos into the shared directory of his peer-to-peer accounts and shared them with other users.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Sheridan sentenced Rios to 10 years of supervised release. Rios agreed to forfeit the laptop and hard drives that he used to commit the offense. He must also register as a sex offender.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI’s Cyber Crimes Squad, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge David Velazquez in Newark, for the investigation leading to today’s sentence.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rahul Agarwal of the U.S. Attorney’s Office General Crimes Unit in Newark.

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Defense counsel: Darren M. Gelber Esq., Woodbridge, N.J.

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