Lodi New Jersey Man Charged with Child Endangerment for Allegedly Downloading Child Pornography
According to prosecutors, law enforcement found the illegal sexual images on a computer at the 69-year-old suspect’s residence in Lodi, New Jersey.
After the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office got a tip about the suspect, the prosecutor’s office Computer Crime Task Force started an investigation. Police officers from Lyndhurst, Glen Rock, and Upper Saddle River helped with the investigation.
Investigators eventually obtained a search warrant and served it at the suspect’s residence. While conducting a search of the suspect’s computer equipment, police allegedly found images of child pornography.
The suspect was then arrested without incident. He was subsequently charged with child endangerment due to allegedly possessing images of child pornography.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the very serious sex crime charges, he would be subject to severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4, endangering the welfare of a child can be classified as a second degree criminal offense in the most serious cases. A conviction for second degree child endangerment could result in a sentence of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect secured his release from police custody on his own recognizance.
For further information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Lodi Man Accused of Downloading Child Porn.”