March 17, 2017
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Edward Friedman, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern, III, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on March 10, 2017.
Edward Friedman, age 61, of Montague, was sentenced to three years’ probation, limited internet usage, no contact with minors, forfeiture of his Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and transfer or sale of any weapons plus fines and fees. Friedman was given 4 days jail credit.
Edward Friedman was arrested on June 3, 2016 after an investigation by the New Jersey State Police Digital Technology Investigation Unit and Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office revealed that electronic devices in his residence were identified as possessing images of Child Pornography. The Defendant was arrested as part of Operation Statewide, an investigation focused on persons who possess and distribute images of Child Pornography in New Jersey.
Edward Friedman pled guilty on January 18, 2017, to Possession of Child Pornography (a third degree crime).
Defendant was represented by Janine Cerra, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Laura L. Nazzaro.