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NJ Man Sentenced to Eight Years for Possession of Explicit Images of Minors, Abuse Material 


By: Richard L. Smith 

Jose Gabe Veras, 35, of Keansburg, has been handed an eight-year prison sentence for the possession of a significant amount of explicit minor abuse materials within his home. Monmouth County First Assistant Prosecutor Julia Alonso delivered this announcement on Monday.

The sentencing, which took place late last week, was presided over by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Jill G. O'Malley.

In addition to the prison term, Judge O'Malley ordered that upon Veras's release, he must register as an offender under Megan's Law and be subject to Parole Supervision for Life.

The case unfolded following an investigation by the Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, prompted by a tip received through the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

This investigation uncovered explicit minor abuse material on various electronic devices within Veras's residence.

Assisting in this crucial investigation was the New Jersey Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory, working alongside the ICAC Task Force.

Veras was arrested without incident at his Keansburg home in February 2020 and subsequently indicted in October 2021.

His trial took place before Judge O'Malley in January 2023, culminating in his conviction on the charge of second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the Possession of More than 1,000 Items of explicit minor abuse materials.