A northwestern New Jersey man who admitted distributing child pornography online has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

John Livoti (NJ Department of Corrections)

Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old John Livoti of Hampton also will be under lifetime supervised release once he's freed and will have restricted contact with minors.

He also must pay $5,000 in restitution and register as a sex offender under the sentence imposed Tuesday.

The Hunterdon County man admitted that from May 2011 through February 2012, he used peer-to-peer file sharing software to download and share child porn images. He accessed the Internet through his neighbor's wireless Internet connection.

Livoti also admitted that for a period of time in 2011 he paid for a minor, living in another state, to access the peer-to-peer network so the youth could access child pornography.

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