U.S. Attorney: Former Area Nursery School Teacher Sentenced to Prison for Child Porn

A Red Bank man was sentenced today to eight years (or 97 months) in prison for downloading sexually explicit videos and images of children to his home computer,  Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

James Paroline, 28, had previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson to count one of an indictment charging him with receiving child pornography. Judge Wolfson imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

The case background, according to documents filed and statements made in court:

Paroline was employed in Monmouth County as an assistant at a nursery school and as a summer camp counselor at a private school.

Between Feb. 26, 2015, and March 2, 2015, Paroline accessed a website known as PlayPen, an underground online bulletin board and website dedicated to the advertisement and distribution of child pornography.

During that period, Paroline logged into PlayPen under the username “jimbobtropolis,” which he had registered with PlayPen using his personal email address, and downloaded multiple videos and images depicting the sexual abuse of children from the website.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Wolfson sentenced Paroline to 10 years of supervised release.

 

— Edited press release from DOJ U.S. Attorney’s Office/District of NJ

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management