Morris County, New Jersey, Man Admits Receiving Images of Child Pornography
NEWARK, N.J. – A Boonton, New Jersey, man today admitted using a computer in his home to download images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Lucas J. Reinmann, 35, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to an information charging him with one count of knowingly receiving images of child pornography over the internet.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Reinmann admitted that he downloaded images and videos of child sexual abuse from the internet to his computer using a peer-to-peer file sharing network. He also admitted possessing more than 600 images of child sexual abuse on his computers and USB drives, which were seized from his residence in July 2013.
The count to which Reinmann pleaded guilty carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison, followed by a mandatory minimum of five years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for April 20, 2015.
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; the Morris County Prosecutors Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp; and the Boonton Township Police Department, under the direction of Chief Paul C. Fortunato with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara F. Merin of the U.S. Attorney’s Office OCDETF Unit in Newark.
Defense counsel: Edward V. Sapone Esq., New York