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Ocean County, N.J., Man Sentenced To 78 Months In Prison For Possession Of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. – An Ocean County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for possessing child pornography on his computer and an external hard drive, including images of children being sexually abused, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

William A. Burrows, 60, of Lacey, N.J., previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp to an information charging him with possession of child pornography. Judge Shipp imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

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

Burrows admitted that from March 2011 to April 2012, he downloaded videos and images of child pornography. On or about April 12, 2012, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Burrows’ home and seized a desktop computer and external hard drive, which contained more than 600 images of child pornography, including images of prepubescent minors and sadistic or violent conduct involving minors.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford in Newark; and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, with the investigation leading to today’s sentence.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Shipp sentenced Burrows to five years of supervised release, fined him $12,500, and ordered payment of $10,000 in restitution. He also ordered restricted contact with minors, computer-use monitoring and required Burrows to register as a sex offender.

The government is represented by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Muoio of the U.S. Attorney's Trenton Office.


Defense counsel: John S. Furlong Esq. West Trenton, N.J.

Updated March 18, 2015