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Press Release - Plea of Michael Sanfilippo

Release Date: May 20, 2020



May 19, 2020

     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an Accusation before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on May 19, 2020, by Michael Sanfilippo.

     Sanfilippo, age 63, of Lafayette Township, pled guilty to Endangering the Welfare of a Child – Distribution, a second degree crime, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child with the Intent to Distribute, a second degree crime.  Sentencing is presently scheduled for July 31, 2020.

     The defendant admitted to knowingly possessing and distributing, through the internet, over twenty-five items depicting the sexual exploitation or abuse of a child on or about September 3, 2019.

     Defendant was represented by Shepard K. Kays, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Magdalen Czykier.