Monmouth County Man Gets 41-Month Prison Sentence for Child Porn Distribution

Man pleaded guilty to one charge, admitting he used his phone to send images of child sex abuse

A Monmouth County man was sentenced to 41 months in prison Monday for using his Blackberry smartphone to distribute images of child sexual abuse, including to a stranger in Nevada, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced in a press release.  

John Nutt, 55, of Asbury Park, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano in Trenton federal court on Dec. 3 to one count of distribution of child pornography. Judge Pisano imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.  

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, a Nevada woman received an image of child pornography on her cell phone via picture message from a phone number not known to her on April 10, 2011. When she reported this event to Nevada law enforcement, law enforcement officers determined that the phone number belonged to Nutt, and that Nutt lived in Asbury Park, according to the press release. 

On May 19, 2011, officers from the Asbury Park Police Department and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office executed a search warrant at Nutt’s residence and seized his Blackberry smartphone, which federal investigators later determined had been used to distribute and receive child pornography, the press release stated.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, in New Jersey under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Andrew M. McLees; the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni; the Asbury Park Police Department, under the direction of Chief Mark Kinmon; and the Mineral County, Nev., Sheriff’s Department, under the direction of Sheriff Michael Dillard, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney John E. Clabby of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Trenton.

Erin April 02, 2013 at 03:54 AM
41 months? 41 months for a low life piece of garbage who gets off on child pornography. wow, big deal. i wonder if the judge who gave him this has children. i would have to guess they don't because anyone who does would never want this garbage on the streets in 41 months eyeing up their kids for their sick sexual obessions. get off on whatever the hell they want, except our CHILDREN!! sick bast#%@#'s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guntoter66 April 02, 2013 at 12:03 PM
41 months will seem like an eternity after the boys in the Joint get through with him. Don't drop the soap John.
Guess Who April 03, 2013 at 12:41 AM
personally I favor the death penalty for scum who prey on kids or who help others who do The children they abuse will suffer their entire lives. So should the abusers
Guess Who May 21, 2013 at 01:25 PM
41 months is 119,959 months too short. Child abuse needs to be looked at for what it is. Every abused child suffers each day for the rest of their lives. Every child abuser, will continue to abuse other kids for the rest of their miserable lives The penalty should fit the crime kiddie porn is a crime that should be punishable by death People who kidnap, rape or abuse others need to be removed from society for good


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