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Sussex County man pleads guilty to endangering the welfare of child charges

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of child charges, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Michael Sanfilippo, 63, of Lafayette Township pled guilty to second-degree endangering the welfare of a child (distribution), and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child with the intent to distribute before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on May 19, Koch said.

Sanfilippo admitted to knowingly possessing and distributing, through the internet, over twenty-five items depicting the sexual exploitation or abuse of a child on or about Sept. 3, 2019, Koch said.

Sanfilippo is scheduled to be sentenced on for July 31, 2020.


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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