NEWARK, NJ – A former Warren County man was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison for receiving and possessing images of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.
Derrick Baer, 36, formerly of Pohatcong Township was convicted April 9, 2019, of one count of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography following a six-day trial in Newark federal court, Carpenito said.
According to documents filed in this case and the evidence at trial, in May 2010, in connection with an investigation into a suspicious death at Baer’s residence, law enforcement obtained Baer’s consent to seize computer equipment from the residence. That equipment contained at least 348 images and 33 video files of child sexual abuse.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Cecchi sentenced Baer to lifetime supervised release, Carpenito said.