Tim Yates has pled guilty to distributing thousands of images and videos depicting child pornography in a New Jersey courthouse. Prosecutors said that between 2016 and 2017 undercover agents allegedly accessed a publicly available peer-to-peer network and observed a computer an IP address sharing child pornography images and videos. This IP address and computer were allegedly associated with Yates.
The charge of distribution of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison, as well as a $250,000 fine.
Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 14, 2019.
Yates' work includes Anne Bonnie, AEther & Empire, and The Accelerators.