An Ocean City school bus driver admitted to downloading and sharing child pornography over the Internet, according to the United States Attorney in New Jersey.
Frank Bognar, 31, of Jackson, N.J., pleaded guilty Monday to a single count of distribution of child pornography and faces a mandatory sentence of five years in prison with a maximum penalty of 20 years behind bars and a $250,000 fine when he is sentence April 1, 2013.
Federal prosecutors allege that as early as October 2011, Bognar “downloaded and distributed” child porn video and images using a peer-to-peer file sharing network. The feds also say that Bognar admitted to receiving child porn through an e-mail account starting in July 2008.
The FBI arrested Bognar in February and seized a computer from his home that had “images of sadistic and masochistic conduct” against kids as well as other videos and images of child abuse, according to the U.S. Attorney.
Bognar accepted a plea deal Monday that included him surrendering six guns and ammunition seized the same day he was busted for kiddie porn.
He isn’t allowed to use a computer or have contact with kids while he is on electronically monitored house arrest after posting $100,000 unsecured bond.