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Mercer County, New Jersey, School Bus Driver Sentenced To 121 Months In Prison For Distributing Images Of Child Sexual Abuse

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

TRENTON, N.J. – A Yardville, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 121 months in prison for using his e-mail account to distribute images of child sexual abuse, Acting U.S. Attorney William. E Fitzpatrick announced.

Christopher Walsh, 32, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Mary L. Cooper to an information charging him with one count of receiving and distributing child pornography. Judge Cooper imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

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

From June 15, 2014 through Jan. 10, 2016, Walsh’s email account either sent or received a total of 1,590 files that contained content constituting child pornography. Walsh, who was a school bus driver, admitted that on Aug. 2, 2015, he knowingly emailed a video depicting child sexual abuse to another individual.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Cooper sentenced Walsh to 10 years of supervised release.

Acting U.S. Attorney Fitzpatrick credited special agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), New Jersey Field Office under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Debra Parker, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Molly S. Lorber of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Trenton.

Defense counsel:  Assistant Federal Public Defender Lisa Van Hoeck Esq., Trenton

Updated October 23, 2017

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Press Release Number: 17-396