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

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Monmouth County, N.J., Man Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison for Distributing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

TRENTON, N.J. - A Wayside, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 87 months in prison for using a computer in his home to distribute images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Nathan Brochstein, 41, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Mary L. Cooper to an information charging him with one count of distribution of child pornography. Judge Cooper imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

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

Brochstein admitted making images and videos depicting child sexual abuse available online via peer-to-peer file sharing software. He also admitted possessing more than 600 images of child sexual abuse on his computer and external hard drive, which were seized from his residence in November 2012. Brochstein acknowledged that the images and videos of child pornography he distributed portrayed sadistic or masochistic conduct or other depictions of violence and included images of a prepubescent minor. 

In addition to the prison term, Judge Cooper sentenced Brochstein to serve five years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Newark Division, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge John P. Woods, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing. He also thanked the Ocean Township Police Department and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office for their assistance.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cari Fais of the U.S. Attorney’s Office General Crimes Unit in Newark.


Defense counsel: Robert Weir Esq., Red Bank, New Jersey

Updated March 25, 2015