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Somerset County Man Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Receipt Of Child Pornography

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

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

Lomere T. Walls, 27, of Franklin Park, New Jersey, previously pleaded before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti to an indictment charging him with one count of receipt of child pornography. Judge Martinotti imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

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

Walls used a peer-to-peer file sharing program, which he installed on his computer several years ago, to download videos and images of child sexual abuse. Between July and November of 2016, law enforcement downloaded dozens videos of child pornography from Walls’ computer. After executing a search warrant at Walls’ home in November of 2016, agents located 149 videos and 92 images of child sexual abuse on Walls’ computer and phone. Walls admitted that he had been actively searching for videos and images of child pornography, which he had previously saved on his computer.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Martinotti sentenced Walls to five years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian Michael in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing. The investigation was also assisted by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark J. McCarren of the U.S. Attorney’s Special Prosecutions Division in Newark.

Defense counsel: Eric Mark Esq., Newark

Updated September 4, 2019

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Press Release Number: 19-256