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Friday, July 13, 2018

Bergen County, New Jersey, Man Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for Purchasing Live Webcam Shows of Child Sexual Abuse

NEWARK, N.J. – A Wallington, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for purchasing live child sex shows from individuals overseas, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Stephen Hallett, 67, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to an information charging him with receipt of child pornography. Judge McNulty imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court.

Hallett purchased live child sex shows from individuals located in the Philippines. He admitted that on Feb. 4, 2015, he received a webcam transmission of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Hallett also admitted purchasing live webcam shows of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct on dozens of occasions between 2013 and 2015.   

In addition to the prison term, Judge McNulty sentenced Hallett to five years of supervised release and imposed a $5,000 Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act assessment.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian Michael in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Danielle Alfonzo Walsman, Co-Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Public Protection Unit in Newark.

Human Trafficking
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Updated July 13, 2018