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Press Release - Sentencing of Charles Rowan

Release Date: July 19, 2021

July 16, 2021
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Charles Rowan, who appeared before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on July 15, 2021.
     Rowan, age 60, of Franklin, was sentenced to a three (3) year suspended prison sentence and will be on parole supervision for life.  He also cannot have any unsupervised contact with children under the age of 18, must continue mental health and psycho-sexual treatment and follow all recommendations and pay $2300.00 in court fines and fees.
  He pled guilty on March 19, 2021, to Possession of Child Pornography, a crime of the third degree.
     The defendant viewed and possessed child pornography on his computer.
     Rowan was represented by Daniel Agatino, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.