Children’s Singer/Songwriter Facing Child Porn Charges

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A music teacher and singer/songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide is facing child pornography charges.

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say Eric Komar was charged Tuesday with receiving and distributing images of child sexual abuse. The 46-year-old Hillsborough man was later remanded without bail after he made his initial court appearance.

Prosecutors say Komar used a peer-to-peer file-sharing program to obtain and distribute images and videos of young children being sexually abused.

Komar appears to have run a Kickstarter in 2013 to fund a "Jewish kids' CD' titled "Two Life." His website shows he's released three more albums.

Komar faces 5 to 20 years in prison if he's convicted.

Komar was represented at the court hearing by a federal public defender. That office does not comment on cases.

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