Neil Cohen, former New Jersey Assemblyman, was charged with four counts that include reproducing, possessing and distributing the illegal images.
A former New Jersey lawmaker pleaded guilty this morning to endangering the welfare of a child by distributing child pornography.
As an assemblyman, Cohen championed bills aimed at fighting child pornography. The 59-year-old rejected a plea deal after pleading not guilty and remains free without bail.
The Democrat checked himself into a psychiatric hospital after giving up his Assembly seat in 2008. A call to Cohen's cell phone was not answered because the voicemail was full and no message could be left.
Two messages left for his attorney, Daniel McCarthy, were not returned.