Jersey City man sentenced to 10 years in prison for child porn and related offenses

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According to a press release from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Superior Court Judge Mark Nelson sentenced Jersey City resident Eric Reyes, 35,  to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison for endangering the welfare of a child for making child pornography and the sexual assault of two young girls who were related to his girlfriend.

Reyes pleaded guilty to the charges on June 17, 2019 and was sentenced Oct. 4.

Reyes will have to serve 85 percent of his sentence without the opportunity for parole under the No Early Release Act. He is subject to Parole Supervision for Life and Megan’s Law registration after his prison term is completed.

Reyes was arrested on November 10, 2018, after his girlfriend discovered videos on his cellphone of her adult sister using the bathroom and a young girl taking a shower.

The following day, his girlfriend located and provided additional videos to the police of the defendant recording himself while sexually abusing her two young relatives.

A search of his electronic devices also revealed child pornography.

The case was investigated by the Jersey City Police Department and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit. The state was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Jane Weiner.