Camden County Man Joseph Fini Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Child Pornography and Obscenity Offenses

(STL.News) – A Camden County, New Jersey, man has been sentenced to 240 months in prison for child pornography and obscenity offenses, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today.

Joseph Fini, 35, of Clementon, New Jersey, pleaded guilty on Jan. 29, 2019, before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to an information charging him with one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of transferring obscene material to a minor. Fini, who was previously convicted of possession of child pornography, also pleaded guilty to violating the terms of the supervised release imposed in that case.  Judge Kugler imposed the sentence Nov. 6, 2019, in Camden federal court.

According to documents filed in this case:

From November 2015 to Feb. 22, 2017, Fini received 745 images of child sexual abuse and 252 videos containing child sexual abuse over the Internet.  These videos and images included children under the age of 12 and sadistic and masochistic conduct.  Fini also used the Internet to transfer and distribute obscene material to a minor.

At the time Fini committed these offenses, he was a serving a term of federal supervised for a previous child pornography offense.  Fini received a 230 month sentence for the receipt of child pornography, a concurrent 120 month sentence for the distribution of obscene material, and a 10 month consecutive sentence for violating the terms of his supervision, for a total of 240 months in prison.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Kugler also sentenced Fini to lifetime supervised release and ordered him to pay $40,000 in restitution to victims of his offenses.  Fini also must register as a sex offender.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian A. Michael, with the investigation leading to the sentencing.

The government is represented by Senior Trial Counsel Jason Richardson of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division in Camden.

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