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Man admits transporting child pornography into New Jersey

NEW JERSEY – A New York man Wednesday admitted transporting multiple items depicting child sexual abuse into New Jersey, according to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger.

Jesus Modesto Sanchez, 31, of New York, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Zahid N. Quraishi to an information charging him with one count of transporting of child pornography, Sellinger said.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, in October 2020, Modesto Sanchez began communicating on a web-based application with an undercover officer, who he believed was a minor. On Oct. 17, 2020, Modesto Sanchez was arrested after traveling from New York to New Jersey to meet the minor. Law enforcement subsequently discovered a significant collection of child pornography on Modesto Sanchez’s cellular telephone, including approximately 72 videos and one image depicting the sexual abuse of minors.

The charge of transportation of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and fine of $250,000.

Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 20.

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