New Yorker Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Lewd Images of Juveniles into New Jersey

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

TRENTON, N.J. – Jesus Modesto Sanchez, 31, of New York, has admitted to transporting multiple items depicting CASM images into New Jersey in a videoconference trial before U.S. District Judge Zahid N. Quraishi.

According to the Department of Justice, in October 2020, Modesto Sanchez began communicating on a web-based application with an undercover officer, who he believed was a minor.

“On Oct. 17, 2020, Modesto Sanchez was arrested after traveling from New York to New Jersey to meet the minor. Law enforcement subsequently discovered a significant collection of child pornography on Modesto Sanchez’s cellular telephone, including approximately 72 videos and one image depicting the sexual abuse of minors,” U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said in statement.