Author: Olivia Rizzo

For NJ.com

TRENTON — A former school bus driver from Hamilton was sentenced to over 10 years in prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse over e-mail, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey announced.

Christopher Walsh, 32, pleaded guilty in front of U.S. District Judge Mary L. Cooper in Trenton to one count of receiving and distributing child pornography.

According to court documents, from June 15, 2014 through Jan. 10, 2016, Walsh’s e-mail sent or received a total of 1,590 files of child pornography, the office said.

He also admitted that on Aug. 2, 2015 he knowingly sent a email depicting child sexual abuse to another person.

In addition to the prison term, of 10 years and one month, Walsh was also sentenced to ten years of supervised release. Officials have never specified where Walsh worked as a bus driver.

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