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Former Carteret High School Vice Principal Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. - A Rahway, N.J., man who was the vice principal at Carteret High School admitted today that he possessed child pornography, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Nicholas Sysock, 53, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Mary L. Cooper in Trenton federal court to an Information charging him with one count of possession of child pornography.

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

Between May 2008 and March 2011, Sysock purchased numerous DVDs that contained video recordings of child pornography from a company in Canada. During a search of Sysock’s residence in October 2012, federal investigators found these DVDs and also found printed images featuring naked children. Sysock was arrested the same day. At the time of his arrest, Sysock was the vice principal of Carteret High School.

The charge to which Sysock pleaded guilty is punishable by a maximum potential penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 15, 2013.

U.S. Attorney Fishman praised inspectors with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Inspector Maria L. Kelokates, for the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

The Government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney David M. Eskew of the U.S. Attorney’s Office General Crimes Unit in Newark.


Defense counsel: Carol Gillen Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Newark

Sysock Information

Updated August 21, 2015