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Department: Prosecutor's Office

Press Release - Plea of Thomas N. Duffy

Release Date: June 26, 2020

PRESS RELEASE

 

June 23, 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 June 23, 2020 by Thomas N. Duffy.

     Duffy, age 35, of Newton, pled guilty to Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a third degree crime and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, a fourth degree Crime.  Sentencing is presently scheduled for August 20, 2020.  

     The defendant admitted to possessing, on his cellular phone, digital images that depicted the sexual exploitation of a minor. The defendant also admitted to possessing more than 50 grams of marijuana which was recovered by police officers during an executed search warrant of Duffy’s residence.  

     Duffy was represented by Shaun Russell, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Magdalen Czykier.


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