A 27-year-old man from Margate will be spending the next four years in prison after pleading guilty to distributing child pornography over the internet.

Nil Choudhury of Margate - Photo: NJ Office of the Attorney General

Nil Choudhury of Margate was sentenced Friday morning to four years in state prison after he pleaded guilty earlier this year to second-degree distribution of child pornography by offering and fourth-degree possession of child pornography. Those charges were contained in a 2013 state grand jury indictment.

In a press release, Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy says in pleading guilty, Choudhury admitted that he knowingly used file sharing software to make multiple files containing child pornography readily available for any other user to download from a designated “shared folder” on his computer.

“Anyone who views and distributes child pornography takes part through their actions in the sexual exploitation of children,” said Acting Attorney General Lougy.  “By sending these offenders to prison, we hammer home the deterrent message that sharing these repulsive materials is a very serious crime.”

Choudhury will be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law.

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