Hoboken man admits using vid conferencing app to show images of child sexual abuse

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A Hoboken man used an internet-based video conferencing application to display images of child sexual abuse, including images of prepubescent children, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Todd Walsh, 41, of Hoboken, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez in Newark federal court to one count of distributing child pornography.

From September 2016 through November 2017, undercover officers accessed an Internet-based video conferencing application and observed that a user, identified as Walsh, used the app to display images of child sexual abuse, including images of prepubescent children, to other users of the application.

The count of distributing child pornography to which Walsh pleaded guilty carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.

His sentencing is scheduled for June 25, 2019.

Carpenito credited special agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian Michael, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

He also thanked the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hoboken Police Department for their work on this case.