Police recently arrested a Hackensack NJ man accused of distributing child pornography on the Internet.
According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the 24-year-old suspect was able to illegally circulate the sexual content by using an online file sharing program.
Once authorities became aware of the allegations, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit initiated an investigation into the suspect. Detectives with the computer crimes task force worked together the Lyndhurst Police Department and the Bogota Police Department to examine evidence in the case.
Investigators eventually determined that there was enough evidence to arrest the suspect for the sex crime. The suspect was arrested at his home without incident.
Bergen County prosecutors later issued a statement to announce that the suspect was formally charged with child endangerment.
If the suspect is eventually convicted on the child endangerment charges, he would be subject to significant criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4, anyone who distributes images showing a child engaging in a prohibited sexual act can be charged with a second degree crime. A conviction on second degree child endangerment charges could result in a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “N.J. Man Accused of Distributing Child Porn Online.”