ELIZABETH, NJ — A Westfield man is anticipated to be sentenced to 10 years in state prison after pleading guilty to a child a pornography charge, authorities said Wednesday.
Gregory L. Brown, 37, of the 300 block of John Street, admitted to having “thousands of digital files constituting images and videos depicting acts of child pornography,” acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced.
Sentencing is set for Nov. 8 at Superior Court in Elizabeth, authorities said. Authorities arrested Brown at his home in February. Investigators recovered over 4,000 files from Brown’s property depicting children in sexual acts, authorities said.
Investigators from the Prosecutor’s Office’s Cyber Crimes Task Force found the files through a forensic search of multiple Tumblr social media accounts associated with Brown and multiple electronic devices belonging to him, including a mobile phone and a damaged tablet, said Robert Rosenthal, who is handling the case.
Authorities had charged Brown with first-degree possession of child pornography with the intent to distribute, second-degree possession of child pornography and two counts of second-degree distribution of child pornography, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.
Brown’s arrest followed a months-long investigation by the Special Prosecutions Unit of the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, prompted by information provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, working through the state police, Ruotolo said.
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