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1 to 3 years for child porn

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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 10:30 am

A Woodhaven tutor who admitted to sharing child pornography over the internet has been sentenced to one to three years in prison.

Robert Edele, 31, worked as a private tutor and holds a New York Teaching Certificate to teach grades one through six. He was sentenced last Thursday after pleading guilty to promoting a sexual performance by a child last Sept. 5, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced.

According to the charges, the investigation found that Edele’s computer, that was removed from his apartment in October 2012 when police executed a search warrant, had videos stored on it of boys and girls under the age of 12 depicted in a sexual manner. Edele admitted to downloading and sharing the files on a peer-to-peer network, which allows individuals to exchange files and emails directly with every other computer on the network.

As part of his plea deal, Edele will surrender his teaching certificate. He will have to register as a sex offender when his prison sentence is completed.

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