By: Richard L. Smith
A Madison resident will serve jail time for possessing explicit images of minors in 2021.
Morris County officials reported the sentencing of Nicholas Spagnoletti, 54, on Friday afternoon.
First alerted by the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, Morris County authorities said between April 15, 2021, and August 12, 202, Spagnoletti reportedly utilized his cellphone to upload, possess, and distribute images of child pornography.
According to prosecutor Robert Carroll, authorities initially charged Spagnoletti with one count of Endangering the Welfare of Children for the Distribution of Explicit Images of minors and one count of Endangering the Welfare of Children for the Possession of Explicit Images of minors.
Officials said on March 15, 2022, Spagnoletti entered a guilty plea to one count of second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Possession of explicit images of minors before Judge Ralph E. Amirata.
Judge Amirata subsequently sentenced Spagnoletti to three (3) years in the New Jersey State Prison on December 2, 2022. The defendant is also subject to Megan’s Law registration and Parole Supervision for Life upon release.
Prosecutor Carroll would like to thank Assistant Prosecutor Justin Tellone, Assistant Prosecutor Michael McDonald, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office’s Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the Madison Borough Police Department, whose efforts contributed to the investigation of the matter.