A Middletown man who plead guilty back in April, is sentenced to three years in state prison for distributing items depicting the sexual exploitation of children, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni.  

Dale Williams Jr., 46, of Leonard Avenue in Middletown, had been charged with second degree crime of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Distribution of Child Pornography).

In addition to his time in prison, Williams was ordered to register and be subject to all conditions of Megan’s Law upon his release.

During his plea, Williams admitted to using Peer-to-Peer file-sharing software to download child sexual abuse images and videos.

The case is being prosecuted by Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Margaret Koping.

Williams is represented by Richard Lomurro, Esq., of Freehold.

His arrest was apart of a major law enforcement bust.

The operation was carried out by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit and Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force between July 20 and August 31, 2017.

Assisting in Operation School’s Out were members of the New Jersey State Police Digital Technology Investigations Unit, New Jersey Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory, New Jersey ICAC Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Federal Bureau of Investigations, New Jersey State Parole Board, and the Asbury Park, Belmar, Eatontown, Freehold Township, Hazlet Township, Holmdel Township, Howell Township, Keansburg, Keyport, Long Branch, Manalapan Township, Marlboro Township, Middletown Township, Neptune Township, Ocean Township, Red Bank, Sea Bright, Tinton Falls, and Wall Township police departments.

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