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East Brunswick Man Gets Five Years for Distributing Child Sex Abuse Images

By kcora on
East Brunswick New Jersey

An East Brunswick man was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for sharing images of child sexual abuse from his home computer, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Armia Alber, 29, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler to an indictment charging him with distributing images of Explicit Images of Minors over the Internet. Judge Chesler imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

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

Alber admitted that between March and July 2013, he was a member of an online peer-to-peer file sharing network and had more than 600 images or videos of children being sexually abused. Alber also admitted he made images and videos of Explicit Images of Minors available for other members to download from his “shared” folder. During this period, a law enforcement agent successfully downloaded multiple images and videos of child sexual abuse from Alber’s computer.

On July 25, 2013, federal law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at Alber’s residence. The agents recovered two computer hard drives, both of which contained numerous images and videos of Explicit Images of Minors.

As part of his guilty plea, Alber agreed to forfeit the computers and computer accessories he used to commit the offense. He is also required to register as a sex offender.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Chesler sentenced Alber to serve five years of supervised release.