A Long Branch man who had 600 images of child sexual abuse on his computer will spent the next six years in state prison, the Acting State Attorney General said.
Donald Haring, 62, was sentenced today by Judge Freda Wolfson for using his computer to possess and distribute images of child sexual abuse in a peer-to-peer file-sharing network, U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick said.
He had previously pleaded guilty to possession and distribution of child pornography.
Haring admitted he knowingly used his home computer to share images and videos of child sexual abuse with the other network members. He also admitted to possessing at least three videos and 600 images of child sexual abuse on his computer and on other electronic devices, Fitzpatrick said.
Wolfson also sentenced Haring to five years of supervised release once he gets out of prison.
Fitzpatrick credited special agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with the investigation leading to the sentencing.