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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 6, 2022

Hudson County Man Sentenced to 108 Months for Receipt of Child Pornography

NEWARK, N.J. – A Jersey City, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 108 months in prison for receipt of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Benigno Gonzalez-Mendoza, 37, of Jersey City, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to an information charging him with one count of receipt of child pornography. Judge Wigenton imposed the sentence today by videoconference.

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

From March 9, 2019, through July 27, 2019, Gonzalez-Mendoza knowingly received images and videos of child sexual abuse, including videos of adults sexually abusing prepubescent children.  

In addition to the prison term, Judge Wigenton sentenced Gonzalez-Mendoza to 10 years of supervised release and ordered him to pay restitution of $18,000.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge George M. Crouch Jr. in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Olta Bejleri of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division in Newark.

 

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
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Press Release Number: 
22-007
Updated January 6, 2022