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Union County Resident Charged with Possession of Explicit Images of Minors


By: Richard L. Smith 

Federal authorities in N.J. arrested and charged a Union County resident with distributing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger reported Tuesday. 


According to officials, Mr. Sean Lynch, 21, of Summit, is charged by complaint with one count of distribution of Explicit Images of Minors.

Officials say Lynch appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jessica S. Allen in Newark federal court and was released on a $100,000 unsecured bond, with home detention and electronic monitoring.

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

From Nov. 9, 2022, through Nov. 14, 2022, Lynch allegedly used an instant messaging mobile application to distribute to other individuals 72 videos depicting the sexual abuse of minors.

The count of distribution of Explicit Images of minors carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a fine of $250,000.