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A New Jersey millionaire who is engaged in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl, seven months old, according to court documents, was on Monday sentenced to seven years in prison.
Stephen Bradley Mell, 53, was sentenced to five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $35,200 in restitution, a fine of $40,000 and an assessment of $5,000.
The indictment said that, on one occasion, Mell flew out to the teen, from north of holland to New Jersey on a private plane, and on the flight back, put the plane on auto-pilot mode, and to be involved in sexual acts with the girl.
A MILLIONAIRE BUSINESSMAN, PLEADED GUILTY TO SEXUAL ACTIVITY WITH AN UNDERAGE GIRL IN NJ-REPORTS
Mell, of Far Hills, who had been president and chief executive of W. H. Mell Associates, a firm that specializes in the municipal bond market, pleaded guilty last month to endangering the welfare of a child, NJ.com reported, quoting the Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s office, Michael J., and William. He is reported to have said, ” Mell, was arrested in June 2018, after authorities discovered he had engaged in sexual acts with the girl.
Hunterdon County officials do not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for confirmation and comment.
According to federal court records, Mell, also pleaded guilty in December of last year of receipt of child pornography and interstate travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct.
TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE IS TO BE SENTENCED FOR HAVING SEX WITH A TEENAGE BOY ON A AUTOPILOTED AIRCRAFT
Mell started to have contact with the 15-year-old girl in May of 2017, via phone, text, and Snapchat, according to a federal criminal complaint, which stated that in June and July, Mell performed the sexual acts upon the child victim at the Far Hills residence.
In July he was bought to an emergency birth control pill” in front of the girl, according to court documents.
On several occasions between August and December of 2017, When Mell asked the 15-year-old to send him photos and videos via text or video chats, with the development of the teenager engaging in “sexually explicit conduct,” the criminal complaint stated.
In August 2017, Mell used his cell phone to take a picture of the little girl “standing nude and facing the camera, and in the November of 2017, he sent me a text, “please Send me a good nude pic, cute little thing,” according to the complaint.
Mell’s attorney, Robert Bianchi, did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
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“Mell, it is due to report to prison on 1 July.
Fox News’ Marisa Sarnoff, and Frank Miles, contributed to this report.