Ex-Assemblyman Cohen child porn sentencing postponed

TRENTON - Sentencing has been postponed for a former New Jersey lawmaker who viewed images of underage girls.

The judge handling former Assemblyman Neil Cohen's case was sick Monday. No new date has been scheduled.

Cohen faces up to five years in prison.

Cohen acknowledged viewing and printing images meant for sexual gratification from a computer in his former legislative office. He left at least one image at a receptionist's desk, leading to the investigation and charges.

The 59-year-old will be required to register as a sex offender under Megan's Law and be subject to lifetime supervision by the Parole Board.

As an assemblyman, the Democrat championed legislation aimed at fighting child pornography.

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