September 14, 2017
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Richard Rich, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern, III, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on September 13, 2017.
Richard Rich, age 49, of Branchville, was sentenced to three (3) years New Jersey State Prison on two counts, for one count Third degree Possession of Child Pornography Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of Third degree failing to Notify of an Address change. He was also sentenced to eighteen (18) months for two counts of Fourth degree Violation of a Special Sentence of Community Supervision for Life. These sentences were ordered to run concurrent to one another. Rich was given Credit for time served, and must pay all mandatory fines and fees. In addition, Rich was sentenced to Parole Supervision for Life on the Endangering charge.
Richard Rich pled guilty on May 17, 2017, to Possession of Child Pornography (a Third Degree Crime), two counts of Violation of Special Sentence of Community Supervision for Life (a Fourth Degree Crime) and to one count of Failure to Notify of an Address Change (a Third Degree Crime).
Defendant was represented by Leanne Healy, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Laura L. Nazzaro.