Former Warren County Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Possessing Explicit Images

NEWARK, N.J. – A former Warren County man was sentenced today to 168 months of prison for receiving and possessing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

According to federal officials, Derrick Baer, 36, formerly of Pohatcong was convicted April 9, 2019, of one count of receiving Explicit Images of Minors and one count of possessing Explicit Images of Minors following a six-day trial before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi, who imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and the evidence at trial:

In May 2010, in connection with an investigation into a suspicious death at Baer’s residence, law enforcement obtained Baer’s consent to seize computer equipment from the house.

That equipment contained at least 348 images and 33 video files of child sexual abuse.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Cecchi sentenced Baer to lifetime supervised release.