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Morris County man sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County man has been sentenced to prison for possession of child pornography, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.

Alexander Willadsen, 31, of Rockaway was sentenced on March 13 to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison for possession of child pornography. He will also be subject to registration pursuant to Megan’s Law and parole supervision for life, Knapp said.

Willadsen pled guilty on Oct. 19, 2019 to possession of child pornography and admitted that he utilized his home computer to upload over 1,000 images of child pornography between the dates of Jan. 27, 2017 and Nov. 9, 2018, Knapp said.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office was first alerted to the computer upload by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Knapp said.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office’s Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Rockaway Borough Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Criminal Investigations Section contributed to the investigation.

Jay Edwards

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