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Former Carteret High School Vice Principal Sentenced To 37 Months In Prison For 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 was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for possessing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Nicholas Sysock, 54, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Mary L. Cooper to an information charging him with one count of possession of child pornography. Judge Cooper imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

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

Between May 2008 and March 2011, Sysock purchased from a company in Canada numerous DVDs that contained video recordings of child pornography. 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.    

In addition to the prison term, Judge Cooper sentenced Sysock to five years of supervised release, with monitored computer use, mental health treatment and restrictions on contact with children.

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

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

Updated March 18, 2015