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Man sentenced to 3 years in prison for endangering the welfare of child in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) –  A Sussex County man was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to endangering the welfare of child, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Matthew R. Marzullo, 21, of Hopatong was sentenced before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Virtual Sussex County Courtroom in Newton on January 14, Koch said.

Marzullo was sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison and will also be subject to registration under Megan’s Law, parole supervision for life, will have no contact with children under the age of 18, and be subject to internet restrictions upon his release, Koch said.

Marzullo pled guilty on July 7, 2021 to second-degree endangering the welfare of a child (distribution of child pornography), Koch said.

According to Koch, Marzullo possessed and distributed child pornography using his Drop Box account and the mobile application Chatous.

Marzullo was represented by Shepard Kays, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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