A man from North Jersey was arrested Tuesday and charged with distribution and possession of child pornography.

U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito says 19-year-old Nicholas Corsale-Althawabta of Oakland, Bergen County, is charged by complaint with one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. He appeared by video-conference Tuesday before a judge and was released on $100,000 unsecured bond.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, which were made available via a press release,

On Jan. 16, 2020, Corsale-Althawabta used an internet-based application to distribute multiple graphic videos depicting the sexual abuse of minors. Law enforcement officers discovered numerous videos of child sexual abuse on Corsale-Althawabta’s electronic devices when he was arrested at his home today.

The charge of distribution of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a fine of $250,000. The charge of possession of child pornography carries a maximum penalty of a decade in prison and a fine of $250,000.

Carpenito credited agents with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Jason J. Molina, with the investigation leading to these charges. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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