Wayne man headed to prison for 10 years after downloading more lewd images of children

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Using computer to commit a crime in darkness.
Using computer to commit a crime in darkness.

WAYNE, NJ – A repeat offender is headed to prison for 10 years for possessing multiple lewd and obscene photos of children, according to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Robert Klemt, 35, of Wayne, New Jersey previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark federal court to an Information charging him with one count of possessing child pornography. Judge Hayden imposed the sentence today by videoconference.

Court records show in June 2020, agents with the Department of Homeland Security – Homeland Security Investigations approached Klemt at his residence after receiving information suggesting that Klemt had accessed a website containing images of child sexual abuse.

“Law enforcement subsequently discovered on Klemt’s laptop computer over 70 images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children,” the department of Justice reported. “Klemt was previously convicted of endangering the welfare of a child/distribution of child pornography in Essex County in 2014. “

In addition to the prison term, Judge Hayden also sentenced Klemt to 10 years of supervised release. Klemt must also register as a sex offender.  

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