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Hudson County Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Soliciting and Possessing Child Pornography

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

NEWARK, N.J. – A Hudson County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for soliciting victims online to send images and videos of child sexual abuse and possessing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Erick Solis, 25, previously pleaded guilty before retired U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to an information charging him with one count of solicitation of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. U.S. District Judge Julien X. Neals imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

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

From July 2020 to February 2021, Solis used a social media application to engage victims in sexually explicit conversations. Solis requested that both minor victims take sexually explicit photographs and videos of themselves and send them to him.   

In addition to the prison term, Judge Neals sentenced Solis to five years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents with the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James E. Dennehy, in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dong Joo Lee of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in Newark.

Updated December 20, 2023

Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 23-379