Hackensack Man Accused of Distributing Child Pornography over the Internet
Law enforcement recently arrested a Hackensack New Jersey man accused of distributing child pornography online.
According to authorities, the 24-year-old suspect circulated the illicit sexual content by using an online file sharing program.
Once authorities were notified of the allegations, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Task Force began an investigation into the suspect. Detectives with the computer crimes unit and police officers with the Lyndhurst Police Department and the Bogota Police Department examined evidence in the case and eventually obtained enough evidence to link the suspect with the sex crime.
The suspect was later placed under arrest at his house.
Sometime later, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office issued a statement announcing that the suspect had been charged with child endangerment.
If the suspect is convicted of endangering the welfare of a child, he could face significant criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4, anyone who distributes images, photos, or videos that show a child engaging in a prohibited sexual act can be charged with a second degree felony. A conviction for second degree endangering the welfare of a child could lead to a sentence of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was ordered held the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of a $100,000 bail amount.
For further information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “N.J. Man Accused of Distributing Child Porn Online.”