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Man who dealt child porn avoids trial, takes 3 years in prison

Photo Credit: Mary K. Miraglia, CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter
Photo Credit: Mary K. Miraglia, CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter

EXCLUSIVE: A North Bergen man who trafficked child pornography online in Bergen and Hudson counties cut his potential prison time from 10 to three years by pleading guilty before a trial date could be set today in Hackensack.

Javier E. Salazar, 39, will serve the time in state prison and not at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Avenel, where many sex offenders are sent, Acting Presiding Superior Court Judge Edward A. Jerejian said.

The judge also warned Salazar that if he doesn’t comply with the requirements of lifetime Megan’s Law registration, he will “face 18 months additional time” behind bars.

Salazar originally was charged with first-degree receiving and selling of illegal computer images of children engaging in prohibited sexual acts, and second-degree viewing or possessing various media images of children engaged in sex acts. Had he been convicted at a trial, he’d have faced a 10-year prison sentence.

He pleaded guilty today to a third-degree child endangerment charge by admitting that he was involved in “offering or transmitting photographs of real children engaged in acts of sexual penetration” between September 2012 and January 2013 in North Bergen and in Paramus.

Salazar said he understood that the images were of “real children” engaged in sex acts.

So instead of setting a trial date — originaly the purpose of today’s hearing — Jerejian scheduled sentencing for March 7.


STORY / PHOTOS: Mary K. Miraglia, CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter

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