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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Hunterdon County Man Admits Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography

TRENTON, N.J. – A Hunterdon County, New Jersey, man today admitted receiving and possessing images of child sexual abuse, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Daniel Murphy, 48, of Lebanon, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography

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

From Jan. 1, 2017, through Nov. 20, 2019, Murphy received and possessed images of minors being sexually abused.

The charge of receipt of child pornography carries a statutory mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, a maximum of 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of possession of child pornography carries a maximum sentence of 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 3, 2021.

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

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah A. Sulkowski of the Cybercrime Unit in Newark.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
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Press Release Number: 
21-298
Updated June 30, 2021