A guy from Paterson faces up to 30 years in prison for influencing a minor to help him manufacture child pornographic images.
According to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger, 27-year-old Jose Minaya of Paterson pleaded guilty in court to one count of production of child porn and one count of online enticement after he used a web application to get a child to send him sexually suggestive photos while they were communicating online in July of 2019.
In addition, Attorney Sellinger stated that the defendant corresponded with another youngster online with the intent of engaging in identical activity with that child.
In May 2020, when Minaya was arrested at his residence, investigators seized a number of his personal devices.
If convicted, Minaya faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in jail and a maximum possible sentence of 30 years in prison for creation of child pornography, as well as a minimum of 10 years for internet enticement and a maximum of life in prison, and a fine of up to $250,000.
In this case, the government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Barnes of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark, while Minaya’s defence attorney is Richard Mazawey Esq. of Clifton, New Jersey, according to attorney Sellinger.