TRENTON, N.J. (PIX11) — A New Brunswick man was sentenced to prison for distributing child pornography, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General announced Monday.
Roberto Arreola-Ramirez, 33, was sentenced to five years in state prison. He will also register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law.
Arreola-Ramirez pleaded guilty Oct. 21, 2013 to charges of second-degree distribution of child pornography and fourth-degree possession of child pornography.
He admitted to using an Internet file-sharing software to distribute the porn. The files were obtainable for any other user to download from a “shared folder” on his computer.
“By sharing child pornography on these peer-to-peer networks, offenders perpetually re-victimize children who have been raped and abused,” said Acting Attorney General Hoffman.
“The victims face the agonizing reality that they forever will be sexually exploited on the Internet by perverts who obtain gratification from their suffering and loss of innocence.”
Hoffman also said the department is working to prosecute others who shared the child pornography files.
“We want the offenders who use these file-sharing networks to know that they are not just sharing child pornography with each other, they are sharing it with law enforcement, and their next download may be the one that sends them to prison,” said Director Elie Honig of the Division of Criminal Justice.