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Hunterdon County Man sentenced to 6 years in prison for receiving, possessing child pornography

LEBANON, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Hunterdon County man was sentenced Wednesday to 72 months in prison for receiving and possessing images of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger.

Daniel Murphy, 48, of Lebanon previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan in Trenton federal court to one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography, Sellinger said.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, from Jan. 1, 2017, to Nov. 20, 2019, Murphy downloaded and possessed more than 600 images depicting the sexual abuse of children from a peer-to-peer network on the internet.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Sheridan sentenced Murphy to five years of supervised release and ordered him to pay $19,000 in restitution, Sellinger said.

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