MADISON BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County man was sentenced to three years in state prison for distribution and possessing child pornography, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.
Nicholas Spagnoletti, 54, of Madison Borough was subsequently sentenced on Dec. 2 by Judge Ralph E. Amirata to three years in the New Jersey State Prison and is also subject to Megan’s Law registration, and parole supervision for life upon release, Carroll said.
It is alleged that between April 15, 2021 and August 12, 2021, Spagnoletti utilized his personal cellphone to upload, possess, and distribute images of child pornography. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office was first alerted to the upload by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Carroll said.
Spagnoletti was then charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of children for the distribution of child pornography, and third-degree endangering the welfare of children for the possession of child pornography, Carroll said.
On March 15, Spagnoletti entered a guilty plea to second-degree endangering the welfare of a child for possession of child pornography, Carroll said.
“I would like to thank Assistant Prosecutor Justin Tellone, Assistant Prosecutor Michael McDonald, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office’s Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the Madison Borough Police Department whose efforts contributed to the investigation of the matter,” Carroll said.