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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Egg Harbor Township Man Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison For Receiving Child Pornography

TRENTON, N.J. – An Atlantic County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 96 months in prison for receiving images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Matthew Wolny, 41, of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti to an information charging him with one count of receipt of child pornography. Judge Martinotti imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

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

In September 2013, Wolny, who was then living in Jackson, New Jersey, used a peer-to-peer file sharing software, which he had installed on his computer, to download video files containing images of child sexual abuse from the internet to his computer hard drive.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Martinotti sentenced Wolny to 10 years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), under the direction of Brian Michael, and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Molly Lorber of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Camden Office.

Defense counsel: Jack Wenik Esq., Newark

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Updated August 20, 2019