A Bergenfield New Jersey man is on his way to state prison after he pleaded guilty to child pornography distribution charges.
The suspect, a 30-year-old man from Bergenfield, NJ, was placed under arrest in 2013 as part of a major child pornography investigation dubbed “Operation Ever Vigilant.” The law enforcement operation resulted in the arrests of 25 suspects who allegedly possessed and distributed child pornography in New Jersey.
According to law enforcement, the suspect used an Internet file-sharing network to distribute sexual images and videos of underage children.
The suspect was ultimately able to avoid a trial in Bergen County Superior Court by reaching a plea agreement with Bergen County prosecutors. In August 2016, the suspect pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography; in exchange, prosecutors agreed to recommend that the suspect be sentenced to the lower end of the sentencing range for a second degree felony.
Now a Bergen County Superior Court judge has approved the plea deal and sentenced the sex offense suspect to three years in NJ State Prison.
Beyond that, when the suspect completes his prison sentence, he will be required to register as a convicted sex offender as stipulated by Megan’s Law.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “3 Years for N.J. Man Who Admitted Distributing Child Porn.”