Feds: Jersey City man sentenced to 9 years in prison for receipt of child sex abuse videos


A Jersey City man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for receipt of child sex abuse videos back in 2019, U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger announced.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Benigno Gonzalez-Mendoza, 37, of Jersey City, previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to an information charging him with one count of receipt of child pornography.

Wigenton imposed his sentence today by videoconference.

From March 9th, 2019, through July 27th, 2019, Gonzalez-Mendoza knowingly received images and videos of child sexual abuse, including videos of adults sexually abusing prepubescent children.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Wigenton sentenced Gonzalez-Mendoza to 10 years of supervised release and ordered him to pay restitution of $18,000.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge George M. Crouch Jr. in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Olta Bejleri of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division in Newark.

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