Federal authorities say a youth wrestling coach and referee from Ocean County has pleaded guilty to a distribution of child pornography charge.

Earlier this week, 26-year-old Alec Donovan of Brick pleaded guilty in Trenton federal court.

According to court documents, from January 2021 through March 2021, Donovan used an internet-based application to exchange multiple images and videos of child sexual abuse, including depictions involving pre-pubescent children.

Donovan also used an app to solicit and engage in conversations with minors, including requesting nude photographs from minors and sending nude photographs to them.

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Donovan now faces five to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 10th.

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