RED BANK — A Red Bank resident who served as an assistant at a nursery school and worked as a camp counselor has admitted to receiving child pornography through an "underground online bulletin board."

US Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced James Paroline, 27, admitted that between Feb. 26, and March 2, of 2015 he registered for a website called "PlayPen," where he downloaded materials that included pictures and videos of the sexual abuse of children.

Paroline, who registered with the website under the username of "Jimbotropolis," pleaded guilty to one count of receiving child pornography, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, and a maximum of 20 years, as well as a $250,000 fine. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 1.

The investigation included the FBI, the Red Bank and Middletown Police Departments, as well as the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.

The government was represented by Assistant US Attorney J. Brendan Day. Paroline was represented by Darren Gelber Esq. of Woodbridge.

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