Soccer coach admits to possessing child pornography

TRENTON – A former Princeton youth soccer coach admitted that he possessed images of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman.

Jorge A. Roman, 49, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with one count of possession of child pornography.

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

On May 16, 2014, Roman possessed 600 or more images of child sexual abuse on various DVDs, computers or other digital media at his residence in Princeton. Some of the images in Roman’s possession were images of prepubescent minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

The count of possession of child pornography carries a maximum potential penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for December 15, 2014.

Fishman credited postal inspectors of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Postal Inspector in Charge Maria L. Kelokates, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas P. Grippo of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Trenton.

Lisa Van Hoeck Esq., an assistant federal public defender in Trenton is representing Roman.

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