mcpo shieldFREEHOLD – A former Keansburg middle school teacher has been sentenced to a 3-year prison term for distributing child sexual abuse materials, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Marc S. Marinoff, 31, of Pear Drive in Marlboro, previously pleaded guilty to one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child involving the Distribution of Child Pornography on April 9, 2018. Today, Marinoff was sentenced to 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.  The sentence was handed down by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Ellen Torregrossa-O’Connor.

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 sexual abuse items had been possessed and distributed. A forensic examination of the devices disclosed that Marinoff distributed videos depicting the sexual abuse of children 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 was prosecuted by Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Margaret Koping.

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