Children’s Singer/Songwriter Sent to Jail on Child Pornography Charge


NEWARK, N.J. – A music teacher and singer/songwriter who performed for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide was sentenced today to 82 months in prison for receiving images of child sexual abuse.

Eric S. Komar, 47, of Hillsborough, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty to an information charging him with one count of receiving child pornography.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Between April 2017 and September 2017, Komar used an Internet based peer-to-peer file-sharing program to obtain images and videos that included images of prepubescent children being sexually abused as well as sadistic and masochistic images. Komar also admitted to law enforcement that he had become sexually aroused by a child in his presence on more than one occasion.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Martini sentenced Komar to 10 years of supervised release and ordered that he register as a sex offender.

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