Man who bought live webcam shows of child sex abuse gets 5 years in prison

A federal judge in Newark sentenced a Bergen County man to 63 months in prison Friday for possessing child pornography for purchasing live streams made overseas of children in sex acts, the U.S. Attorney Office announced.

Stephen Hallet, 67, of Wallington, admitted to buying the online shows of children engaged in sexual conduct in dozens of cases between 2013 and 2015. He also admitted in 2015 he received a webcam transmission of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Kevin McNulty sentenced Hallett to five years of supervised release and imposed a $5,000 Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act assessment.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigated Hallett.  

Taylor Tiamoyo Harris may be reached at tharris@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @ladytiamoyo.

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