A 40-year-old Margate man has been sentenced to New Jersey state prison on charges of distributing explicit images of minors, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.
According to Prosecutor Shill, Robert Ferry was sentenced on Monday, January 24, to 15 years in New Jersey state prison. Ferry has received a mandatory 10-year period of parole ineligibility, Megan’s Law Registration and Parole Supervision for Life.
Prosecutor Shill said that Ferry was found guilty Thursday, September 23, 2021, on charges of distributing explicit images of minors by an Atlantic County jury.
According to Prosecutor Shill, Ferry was charged on April 19, 2019, following a year-long investigation.
The investigation involved a device originating from the IP address coming from his apartment that shared explicit images of minors on a BitTorrent file-sharing program.
According to the investigation, on approximately ten occasions, between March 2018 and March 2019, Ferry’s device shared items with a computer being utilized by the Department of Homeland Security.
The investigation found that on each of those occasions, explicit images and videos of minors were shared from Ferry’s device with the Department of Homeland Security’s undercover computer program.