A Weehawken man has pleaded guilty to asking two 15-year-old girls to send him sexually explicit pictures and videos between July 2020 and February 2021, U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Erick Solis, 25, of Weehawken, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of solicitation of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography earlier today.
From July 2020 to February 2021, Solis used a social media application to engage two underage victims in sexually explicit conversations.
Solis requested that both victims take sexually explicit photographs and videos of themselves and send them to him. One victim complied in an least one instance, the criminal complaint says.
The count of solicitation of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The count of possession of child pornography carries a maximum potential penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine and his sentencing is scheduled for June 21st.
Solis was charged by complaint back in January of last year.