A former Mays Landing school bus driver caught in a statewide child pornography crackdown is sentenced to three years in prison, plus registration as a Megan's Law offender.

Armand S. Nortez, Jr. (NJ Attorney General's Office)

Armando S. Nortez, Jr., 30, of Egg Harbor Township, pleaded guilty January 11 to a second-degree county of child pornography distribution, according to the office of acting New Jersey Attorney General Robert Lougy.

Nortez was arrested in June 2014, one of 28 snagged in a two-pronged sweep by investigators from the AG's office and Homeland Security agents through the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

In his plea, Nortez admitted using file-sharing software to produce multiple files of salacious images, inclduing child rape videos, and leaving them in an accessible folder.

Investigators said that his laptop contained 87 lewd and sadistic videos, including sexual abuse of prepubescent children.

Agents involved in Operation Predator Alert detected and identified New Jerseyans who downloaded and spread child porn through file sharing networks.

Suspicions of inappropriate adult-to-child contact on the Internet, or of child sex abuse, can be reported to the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force tipline, 1-888-648-6007.

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