The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, District of New Jersey.
Farrell Corrway, 29, had previously pleaded guilty to the charge before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini. In addition to the prison term, Judge Martini sentenced Corrway to 10 years of federal supervised release.
"Today's sentencing again demonstrates the seriousness of being involved in any aspect of child pornography," said Andrew McLees, special agent in charge of HSI Newark. "The images are disgusting, the children are victimized every time the images are viewed, and HSI won't tolerate it. You will be arrested and prosecuted for these despicable crimes.
According to court documents, Corrway admitted that Sept. 7, 2010, he transported more than 600 images of child pornography into New Jersey on an external hard drive that was in his possession. Corrway, who was present in the United States on a travel visa, was the subject of a child pornography investigation by the FBI in Buffalo, N.Y., when law enforcement officers learned he was planning to leave the country from Newark. CBP officers conducted a border search of Corrway's possessions at Newark Liberty International Airport and identified multiple images of child pornography on an external hard drive. Corrway acknowledged that among the images of child pornography were depictions of prepubescent minors and portrayals of sadistic conduct or other depictions of violence against children.
This investigation was part of Operation Predator, a nationwide HSI initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas for sex with minors, Internet child pornographers, criminal alien sex offenders and child sex traffickers. HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-DHS-2ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators.
Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, via its toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or its online resource.