A New Jersey man was sentenced to 88 months in prison today for distributing and possessing images of child sexual abuse.

U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito says 33-year-old Nicholas Pecil of Rahway pleaded guilty in Newark federal court to a superseding indictment charging him with one count of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.

The sentence was delivered by videoconference today.

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

Pecil used a peer-to-peer file-sharing program to download and share videos and images of child sexual abuse. In February 2017, law enforcement downloaded 11 videos of child sexual abuse from Pecil’s computer. After executing a search warrant at Pecil’s home in May 2017, agents located more than 1,000 videos and over 6,000 images of child sexual abuse on Pecil’s computers. Pecil admitted that he used the peer-to-peer file-sharing program to make images and videos of child sexual abuse available for others to download from his computer.

In addition to the prison term, Pecil was sentenced to 15 years of supervised release and he was ordered yo register as a sex offender.

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