New Jersey music teacher facing child porn charges

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
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WEST WINDSOR, New Jersey (WPVI) -- A Mercer County, New Jersey music teacher is now facing child pornography charges.

Fifty-eight-year-old Jose Sanchez of Monroe Township is accused of viewing and sharing child pornography.

Investigators say Sanchez worked as a music instructor and provided lessons to children in a private studio in West Windsor.

The investigation began in September 2022.

Authorities say they seized Sanchez's electronic devices on October 7 before his arrest.

He is being charged with third-degree possession of child pornography and second-degree file sharing of child pornography.

Second-degree crimes carry a sentence of five to 10 years in state prison and a fine of up to $150,000. Third-degree crimes carry a sentence of three to five years in state prison and a fine of up to $15,000.