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Hunterdon County man admits receipt and possession of child pornography

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – A Hunterdon County man Wednesday admitted receiving and possessing images of child sexual abuse, according to acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig.

Daniel Murphy, 48, of Lebanon pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography, Honig said.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, from January 1, 2017, through November 20, 2019, Murphy received and possessed images of minors being sexually abused.

The charge of receipt of child pornography carries a statutory mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, a maximum of 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of possession of child pornography carries a maximum sentence of 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 3, 2021.

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