John Schulenburg, 65, of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, was indicted on one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography for allegedly sharing images of child sexual abuse.
The indictment comes after Schulenberg was arrested on a criminal complaint on this conduct on Nov. 6, 2019, and was released on $100,000 unsecured bond.
According to documents prosecutors, in July 2019, an undercover law enforcement officer conducted an online session using a publicly available peer-to-peer (P2P) program, which allows internet users to trade digital files.
During this session, a user shared multiple files of featuring images of child sexual abuse from an internet address traced to Schulenburg’s residence.
On Nov. 6, 2019, law enforcement lawfully obtained a computer from Schulenburg’s residence that contained hundreds of images and videos of child pornography, including images of prepubescent children being sexually abused.
The count of distribution of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison, and fine of $250,000.
The count of possession of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and fine of $250,000.
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