A former Jackson resident, now living in Atlantic County, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for receiving child porn images, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Investigators say that in September of 2013, while Matthew Wolny was living in Jackson, he used a peer-to-peer file sharing software, which he had installed on his computer, to download video files containing images of child sexual abuse from the internet to his computer hard drive.

Wolny, 41, of Egg Harbor Township previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti to an information charging him with one count of receipt of child pornography.

Judge Martinotti imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Martinotti sentenced Wolny to 10 years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), under the direction of Brian Michael, and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Molly Lorber of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Camden Office.

Defense counsel: Jack Wenik Esq., Newark.

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