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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Middlesex County, New Jersey, Man Admits To Distribution And Possession Of Child Pornography

NEWARK, N.J. – A Middlesex County, New Jersey, man today admitted distributing and possessing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.


John Fricovsky, 57, of Edison, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.


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


Fricovsky admitted that in February 2015 he sent an email attaching an image of child sexual abuse involving a child under the age of 12. He also admitted to, in December 2015, possessing computer devices containing at least 10, but fewer than 150, images of child sexual abuse.


The possession of child pornography charge to which Fricovsky pleaded guilty carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Fricovsky will be required to register as a sex offender. Sentencing is currently scheduled for June 7, 2017.


U.S. Attorney Fishman credited Special Agents with Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Terence S. Opiola, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.


The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Danielle Alfonzo Walsman of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.

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Updated February 28, 2017