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Department: Prosecutor's Office

Press Release - Plea of Clark J. Cornwell

Release Date: May 20, 2022



May 20, 2022

     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an accusation before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on May 20, 2022 by Clark J. Cornwell.

     Cornwell, age 33, of Hamburg, pled guilty to Possession of Child Pornography, a crime of the third degree.  Sentencing is presently scheduled for August 12, 2022 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C.                          

     In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to being in possession of child pornography on his cell phone.

     Cornwell was represented by Richard J. Baldi,, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.