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Sussex County man sentenced on possession of child pornography charge

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has been sentenced on a possession of child pornography charge, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Michael Raub, 38, of Highland Lakes was sentenced before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Virtual Courtroom in Newton on September 14, Koch said.

Raub was sentenced to three years New Jersey State Prison at the Adult Diagnostic Treatment Center, must also register with Megan’s Law, be subject to Parole Supervision for Life and must comply with internet restrictions upon release, submit a DNA sample and pay $2,255.00 in fines and fees, Koch said.

Raub pled guilty on May 13 to second-degree possession of child pornography, Koch said.

According to Koch, Raub would view child pornography that he had on his personal computer, having at least 1,000 items, but less than 100,000 items, depicting the sexual exploitation or abuse of a child.

Raub was represented by Tamra Katcher, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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