Ocean County Man Gets 70 Months In Prison For Child Porn

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  TOMS RIVER – A Toms River man has been sentenced to 70 months in prison after distributing images of child pornography via social media, announced US Attorney Craig Carpenito.

  David Nelson, 44, pleaded guilty before US District Judge Freda L. Wolfson on Feb. 26 to distribution of child pornography charges. Nelson has been sentenced to 70 months and five years of supervised release.

  According to court documents and statements, Nelson was arrested on April 9, 2018 after an FBI Louisville, Kentucky investigation connected back to his username “candicesloan1995.” The Kentucky investigation arrested an individual after he offered to broadcast the sexual abuse of his daughter over Kik Messenger to an undercover officer. Following his arrest, a search of his cell phone found chat messages between him and Nelson with the username “candicesloan1995.”

  In court, Nelson admitted to using this username to send at least 26 images of child porn to another Kik user between October 24 and 26, 2017. Nelson also admitted that he was an administrator of multiple Kik chat rooms in which child pornography was shared and discussed.

  Carpenito credited FBI special agents of the Franklin Township Resident Agency, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Gregory Ehrie in Newark, FBI special agents under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Amy S. Hess in Louisville, and FBI special agents under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Slater in Detroit, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing. He also thanked the Toms River Police Department, under the direction of Chief of Police Mitchell A. Little, for assistance.

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