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Linden Resident Sentenced to Five Years on Child Pornography Charges


ELIZABETH, NJ - A Linden man Robert Wood, 35, was sentenced Jan.20 by state Superior Court Judge John M. Deitcheen to five years in state prison for possessing hundreds of images depicting acts of child pornography, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Jan. 23.

An investigation into Wood’s actions by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Prosecutions Unit was initiated by a referral from the Galt, California Police Department, according to Union County Assistant Prosecutor Shawn Barnes, who prosecuted the case. The investigation revealed that Wood was in possession of more than 700 images depicting acts of child pornography that were stored on his cell phone, Barnes said.

Wood was arrested without incident at his home on Tremley Point Road in Linden last July, with bail set at $50,000, and in November 2016 he pleaded guilty to a single count of third-degree possession of child pornography.


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