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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Hunterdon County Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Receiving and Possessing Child Pornography

TRENTON, N.J. – A Hunterdon County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 72 months in prison for receiving and possessing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Daniel Murphy, 48, of Lebanon, New Jersey, previously 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. Judge Sheridan imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

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

From Jan. 1, 2017, to Nov. 20, 2019, Murphy downloaded and possessed more than 600 images depicting the sexual abuse of children from a peer-to-peer network on the internet.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Sheridan sentenced Murphy to five years of supervised release and ordered him to pay $19,000 in restitution.

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 Sarah A. Sulkowski of the U.S. Attorney’s Violent Crimes Unit in Newark.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
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Press Release Number: 
22-057
Updated February 16, 2022