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Woodbridge EMT/firefighter admits to enticing child to produce explicit images


A Woodbridge man who worked as an emergency medical technician and volunteer firefighter admitted on Jan. 16 to enticing a child to produce sexually explicit images.

Zachary Motta, 23, of the Iselin section of Woodbridge, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson to an information charging him with one count of online enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity, according to a statement prepared by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, beginning in October 2016, Motta communicated with an underage boy who told Motta he was 12 years old. Motta used a computer and internet connection to ask the victim to send a picture of himself nude, which he did, according to the statement.

The count to which Motta pleaded guilty carries a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life in prison and a fine of $250,000, or twice the gross gain or loss caused by the offense.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 10.



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