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Sussex County man, 60, sentenced for child pornography possession

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to child pornography possession, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Charles Rowan, 60, of Franklin was sentenced before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on July 15, Koch said.

Rowan was sentenced to a three year suspended prison sentence and will be on parole supervision for life. He also cannot have any unsupervised contact with children under 18-years-old, must continue mental health and psycho-sexual treatment and follow all recommendations and pay $2,300.00 in court fines and fees, Koch said.

Rowan pled guilty on March 19, 2021, to third-degree possession of child pornography, Koch said.

According to Koch, Rowan viewed and possessed child pornography on his computer.

Rowan was represented by Daniel Agatino, 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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