NEWARK, N.J. – A Boonton, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for using his home computer to download hundreds of images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Lucas J. Reinmann, 36, previously pleaded guilty 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. Judge Wigenton imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.
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.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Wigenton sentenced Reinmann to serve 10 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 Kevin Kelly; the Morris County Prosecutor’s 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 sentencing.
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