Cohen Motions Delayed

TRENTON – Motions to dismiss the most severe counts of an indictment against former Assemblyman Neil Cohen have been postponed until April 12 at 9 a.m.

Cohen has been charged with official misconduct, reproduction of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, and two counts of possession of child pornography.


Authorities say child pornography was found in the 20th Legislative District office in Union Township that Cohen shared with Sen. Raymond Lesniak and Assemblyman Joseph Cryan.

The two counts of possession of child pornography are considered fourth degree offenses, which carry a maximum jail term of 18 months.

Attorneys for Cohen have asked a judge to remove the official misconduct, reproduction of child pornography and distribution of child pornography charges, which are considered second degree crimes and are punishable by up to ten years in prison.

Oral arguments on the motion were originally set for December and rescheduled to Jan. 11 but a spokesperson for acting state Attorney General Ricardo Solano Jr. said the date has again been pushed back.

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