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Former Roxbury Teacher Gets 10+ Years for Skype Sex with Minor

NEWARK, N.J. - A former Roxbury middle school music teacher, who paid a 13-year-old boy to perform sex acts online while he watched on his computer, was sentenced Monday to more than 10 years in prison, authorities said. 

The teacher, David Adams, 30, of Branchburg, pleaded guilty in August to one count of online enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual conduct, authorities said. Adams entered the plea before U.S. District Court Judge William Walls, who imposed the 127-month prison sentence , said Mathew Reilly, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark.. 

Adams admitted using Internet applications, particularly Skype, to commit the crimes while living in Roxbury between June and September in 2014, authorities said. "In exchange for allowing Adams to view the conduct on Skype, Adams paid the victim using PayPal and other means," Reilly said. 

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At the time, Adams was a music teacher at Eisenhower Middle School but he later took a music teaching position at Bridgewater-Raritan High School in Somerset County, Reilly noted. 

Robert Fitzsimmons, a special agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, submitted a statement as part of the case. Fitzsimmons said Adams began communicating with the boy, who lived in another state, through text messages and Skype video sessions. Although the victim was actually 13, he told Adams he was 14, according to Fitzsimmons. 

The statement and criminal complaint identified the boy only as “Minor Victim 1” to protect his identity. They say the boy complied with Adams’ requests. 

“For example, on or about September 3, 2014, defendant Adams directed Minor Victim 1 to masturbate during a video chat via Skype,” says the statement. “Defendant Adams texted to Minor Victim 1, ‘can u do it in the bathroom with the cam steady? Its really fuzzy when it moves,’ and ‘I can't wait to see u strip nice and slow – tease lol.’” 

The investigator also alleged Adams was well aware of the boy’s “status as a minor” because the communication included many references to the boy “wearing braces, school year just having started, and Minor Victim 1’s parents ‘finding out’” about the activity. 

In addition to ordering the prison term, the judge directed that Adams face lifetime supervision upon being released. 

U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman credited special agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HIS). The probe was conducted uneer the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Terence Opiola, Reilly said. 

He said Fishman also thanked the Branchburg Police Department and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.

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