Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man who used his cellphone to distribute images of child sexual abuse is now headed to prison.

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John Nutt received a 41-month term when he was sentenced Monday. The 55-year-old Asbury Park man also will have to serve five years of supervised release once he's freed and also must register as a sex offender.

Nutt had pleaded guilty last December to distribution of child pornography.

Prosecutors started investigating Nutt after a Nevada woman reported in April 2011 that she had received an image of child porn on her cellphone via picture message from a phone number she didn't recognize. When she reported this to Nevada law enforcement, investigators determined the phone number belonged to Nutt.

 

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