Criminal Justice News

Monday, June 25, 2012

Mercer County Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

TRENTON—Eric Breisacher of Princeton, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for possessing more than 600 images of child pornography on a computer located in his residence in September 2009, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Breisacher, 48, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson to an information charging him with one count of possession of child pornography. Judge Thompson imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Breisacher acknowledged that among the images of child pornography he possessed were images that depicted minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct with other minors and adults, including material portraying sadistic or masochistic conduct or other depictions of violence.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Thompson sentenced Breisacher to five years of supervised release and ordered him to pay $40,000 in restitution to the identified child victims.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph L. Bocchini, Jr. and special agents of the FBI’s Cyber Crimes Squad assigned to Innocent Images, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward in Newark, with the investigation that led to today’s sentence. He also thanked the New Jersey Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory for its role in the case.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Wolfe of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Trenton.

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