NEWARK, NJ – A Paterson man was due in federal court Thursday to face charges of producing and distributing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

According to court documents, Jose Minaya, 24, used a web-based application in July 2019 to engage an 11-year-old child in a sexually explicit conversation online. Minaya ultimately instructed the child to take sexually explicit photographs and send them to him, and the child complied. 

Minaya is also said to have used another web-based application to upload an unrelated video depicting the graphic sexual assault of a child to the internet, where it was publicly available.

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The suspect faces up to 30 years in prison for the production of child pornography.

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