A Bogota New Jersey man will be spending time behind bars after he pleaded guilty to criminal charges for distribution of child pornography.
According to law enforcement officials, the suspect used the Internet to share videos depicting child rape and other illicit sexual acts. The suspect was able to share the videos and photographs through a software program that gave other individuals access to a hidden folder on his computer.
The New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and NJ State Police opened an investigation into the suspect in 2015 and eventually traced the child pornography to an IP address at his home in Bogota, NJ. Authorities then seized the suspect’s computer and discovered the pornographic files.
The suspect, a 70-year-old Bogota NJ man, faced criminal charges for several sex offenses, including distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography. He eventually made a deal with Bergen County prosecutors and pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography, which is classified as a second degree felony.
Under the terms of the suspect’s plea agreement, the suspect will be sentenced to a term of incarceration of four years in NJ State Prison. The suspect will need to serve at least 20 months before becoming eligible for release on parole.
Beyond that, the suspect will be subject to Megan’s Law sex offender registration requirements once he finishes his sentence and secures his release from prison.
The suspect will make an appearance in Bergen County Superior Court, located in Hackensack NJ, on December 2 so that he can be formally sentenced.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Bergen County Man Admits to Sharing Child Porn Online, Authorities Say.”