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Raritan Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

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TRENTON, NJ - A Raritan man admitted Wednesday to possession of images of child sexual abuse on his computer, according to a release from the United States District Attorney's office.

Cliff Ramsey, 30, pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Freda L. Wolfson, in Trenton federal court, based on information charging him with one count of possession of child pornography.

According to the release, on Feb. 25, 2015 and Feb. 27, 2015, Ramsey accessed a website that was known to contain images, videos and other material containing images of child sexual abuse. A search warrant was executed at his home on July 28, 2015, and files containing child pornography were found on his computer, the release said.

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Ramsey was a music teacher at a public middle school in Hunterdon County at the time.

The charge carries a maximum potential penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to the release. Sentencing for Ramsey is scheduled for July 6.

Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Andrew Campi, in Newark, with the investigation. In addition, according to the release, he thanked the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Acting Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson; the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Anthony P. Kearns III; the Raritan Borough Police Department under the direction of Chief Kenneth McCormick; and the Readington Police Department under the direction of Chief Sebastian Donaruma.

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