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Somerset County man sentenced to 5 years in prison for distributing child pornography

SOMERVILLE BOROUGH, NJ (Somerset County) – A Somerset County man was sentenced Monday to 60 months in prison for distributing videos and images of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger.

Marcevan Manasse, 29, Somerville Borough previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp to one count of distribution of child pornography. Judge Shipp imposed the sentence Monday in Trenton federal court, Sellinger said.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, from Sept. 20, 2020, through Nov. 22, 2020, Manasse distributed material containing images and video files of child sexual abuse, via a publicly available online peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing network of linked computers.

Law enforcement conducted an undercover online session to access the P2P program and to download five video files and eleven images containing child pornography from an IP address assigned to an internet service provider account associated with Manasse’s residence.

These files included multiple visual depictions of pre-pubescent children engaged in sexual acts with adults.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Shipp sentenced Manasse to five years of supervised release.

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