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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Monmouth County, New Jersey, Man Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Receiving Child Pornography

TRENTON, N.J. – A Monmouth County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for receiving child pornography, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Jason DiSanto, 39, of Ocean Township, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti to an indictment charging him with receiving child pornography. Judge Martinotti imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

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

A law enforcement investigation into DiSanto’s online activities began in September 2016 when a video of child sexual abuse was shared from a web address registered to his residence. On Nov. 5, 2017, DiSanto was met by law enforcement upon re-entering the United States from an international trip. Law enforcement examined various electronic devices that DiSanto was carrying and located a video of child sexual abuse, as well as a link to additional items of child pornography, on his laptop computer. DiSanto previously acknowledged downloading the video, which he knew constituted child pornography, while in New Jersey.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Martinotti also sentenced DiSanto to five years of supervised release. Additionally, DiSanto will be required to register as a sex offender.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian Michael, with the investigation.

The government is represented by Special Assistant United States Attorney Shawn Barnes of the U.S. Attorney’s OCDTEF/Narcotics Unit in Newark.

Defense counsel: David T. Schlendorf Esq., Toms River, New Jersey

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
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Press Release Number: 
19-099
Updated April 10, 2019