A 40-year-old man from Ocean County appears to be heading to prison for several years after pleading guilty to child porn charges on Tuesday.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer says Richard Knight of New Egypt pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography charges.

Billhimer says an investigation began last December when the New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force found a person was uploading images of child pornography to the internet. Cops were able to determine the pictures were coming from a home in New Egypt.

On June 9th, detectives executed a search warrant at Knight's home and found his, "cell phone contained more than 1,000 images ... of child pornography." He was arrested that same day and has been held in the Ocean County Jail since.

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When he is sentenced in January, authorities say the State,

"will be recommending a sentence of five years New Jersey State Prison (NJSP) with a two year period of parole ineligibility as to the Distribution of Child Pornography charge, as well as five years NJSP as to the Possession of Child Pornography charge. The sentences are to run concurrently."

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