Nicholas Castrovinci, of Jersey City, was sentenced to 5 years in prison by Superior Court Judge Paul DePascale in Hudson County. He pleaded guilty on April 30 to second-degree endangering the welfare of a child/distribution of child pornography. He will not be permitted to access the Internet for the duration of his sentence, and he will be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law. An investigation by the New Jersey State Police determined that on June 30, 2009, Castrovinci knowingly used Internet file sharing software to make multiple files containing child pornography readily available for anyone else to download from a “shared folder” on his computer. A State Police detective was conducting an undercover investigation into the possession and distribution of child pornography on the Internet via peer-to-peer software, when he downloaded two video files that contained child pornography from the shared folder on the computer. He was arrested on July 31, 2009. A search warrant executed on that date revealed numerous videos containing child pornography on the computer.
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At the time of his arrest, Castrovinci was on probation as a result of a guilty plea to fourth-degree criminal sexual contact obtained by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office