A Bogota New Jersey man will be spending time behind bars after he reportedly pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography.
According to authorities, the suspect used file-sharing software on the Internet to make child pornography videos available to other people.
Bergen County detectives and Bogota police officers got a tip about the suspect and obtained a search warrant for his residence in Bogota, NJ. While searching the suspect’s house, police reportedly found several illicit sexual videos on his personal computer. According to prosecutors, some of the videos depicted children being raped by adults.
The suspect is a 70-year-old man from Bogota. He faced criminal charges for distribution of child pornography, a second degree felony.
The suspect was indicted by a Bergen County grand jury and appeared set to stand trial in Bergen County Superior Court in Hackensack. However, the suspect ultimately reached a plea agreement with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. In exchange for the suspect pleading guilty to the child pornography distribution charges, prosecutors agreed to recommend a lenient sentence of four years in New Jersey State Prison, with 20 months being served before the suspect becomes eligible for parole. If the suspect had been convicted at trial, the maximum sentence would have been 10 years in prison.
Additionally, the suspect will have to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law after he is released from prison.
For additional information about this case, see the Wyckoff Patch article, “Bergen County Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Porn.”