Catalano Gets Five Years for Endangering Child in CASM Case

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FREEHOLD, NJ – John V. Catalano, 36, of Nottingham Way in Freehold, was sentenced to five years in a New Jersey State Prison for second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child – Distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Materials, in front of Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Jill G. O’Malley, to include two and a half years mandatory parole ineligibility and mandatory Megan’s Law registration. Catalano pleaded guilty to the second-degree charge on February 9, 2022.

Catalano was indicted on September 9, 2019 and charged with one count of second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for distributing over 25 images of child sexual abuse materials and one count of third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for possession of child sexual abuse materials. The Indictments were returned following an investigation by the MCPO ICAC Task Force.

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