- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 27, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A man who was an administrator for multiple chat rooms where child pornography was shared and discussed on an instant messaging application has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison.

David Nelson received a 70-month sentence on Tuesday. The 44-year-old Toms River man had pleaded guilty last August to distributing child porn.

Nelson was arrested in April 2018 after an FBI investigation found he had sent at least 26 images of child porn to another Kik user during a three-day span in October 2017.

The investigation of Nelson began after FBI agents in Louisville, Kentucky arrested another man who had offered to broadcast the sexual abuse of his young daughter. A search of that man’s cellphone revealed he had been communicating with Nelson via instant messaging.

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