Summit man sentenced to 5 years for sharing child-rape videos
SUMMIT — A city man was sentenced Tuesday to five years in state prison as part of his guilty plea to sharing images of child sexual abuse.
Oliver P. Becerra De La Cruz, 38, pleaded guilty in January to second-degree distribution of child pornography.
He will be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and will be subject to parole supervision for life.
Prosecutors said De La Cruz made the images on his computer available to others on the internet. Detectives in April and May 2016 traced a video of man raping a prepubescent girl from a file-sharing network to a computer at De La Cruz's residence.
Investigators said they later found 64 files of suspected child pornography in a shared folder on his computer.
“Those who share child pornography online share in the brutal exploitation of innocent children by promoting and creating a market for these vile materials,” Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino said Tuesday. “Offenders like De La Cruz directly motivate those who sexually abuse children to create child pornography, and they perpetually re-victimize the children whose images can never be erased from the internet.”
Division of Criminal Justice Director Elie Honig said child-porn users should know that the state is watching.
“We have the technology and the will to detect their file-sharing activity, identify them and send them to prison," he said.