A Middletown man who is a "self-proclaimed" pedophile and allegedly lured four 10-15 year old boys to send him naked pictures of themselves then perform sexual acts, will spend the next 46 years in state prison, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office.

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Before sentencing on Friday, 28-year old Gary Wolchesky was found guilty in November on 21 sexual assault related counts for using his X-Box to lure in the boys between 2008 and 2009.

Investigators say he would ask the boys to "masturbate and instructed some of them to penetrate themselves."

Wolchesky was charged with two counts of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault and four counts of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child by Manufacturing Child Pornography.

Of the 46-year sentence, he must spend at least 32-years in prison before becoming eligible for parole.

The then boys now men were witnesses who testified against Wolchesky during the trial period.

"The sexual abuse of a child is a heinous criminal act for which there is no justification," said Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni. "This lengthy sentence provides a level of justice for the victims and their families. I want to commend them for their cooperation during trial and their bravery in standing up to this predator."

Gramiccioni also urges parents to keep a close eye on the online activity their children become involved in to avoid these predators.

"Parents must talk to their children about the potential dangers of interacting with strangers on social media and gaming systems," said Gramiccioni. "Pay attention to your children's online activities because a watchful eye is an added layer of defense against child predators."

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