FREEHOLD – A former Keansburg middle school teacher has pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography. He now faces a prison term and permanently forfeited any future public employment as well as his current position as a school teacher, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Marc S. Marinoff, 31, of Pear Drive, in Marlboro, pleaded guilty to one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child involving the Distribution of Child Pornography. Marinoff is scheduled to be sentenced on June 29, 2018, by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Ellen Torregrossa-O’Connor.

As part of his plea agreement, Marinoff faces a 3-year state prison term and will be subject to the provisions of Megan’s Law upon his release from prison. Marinoff is also permanently banned from holding any public employment in New Jersey and has forfeited his current public post as a school teacher.

Marinoff was arrested last year after detectives from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office conducted a search of his home and various personal electronic devices were seized and examined, revealing child pornography had been possessed and distributed. A forensic examination of the devices disclosed that Marinoff distributed videos of child pornography via a peer-to-peer file-sharing program – an online connection of computers allowing the sharing of files directly between individual users. Marinoff was a teacher at the Joseph R. Bolger Middle School in Keansburg.

The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Margaret Koping.

Marinoff is represented by Mitchell J. Ansell Esq., of Ocean Township.

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