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Bergen County Man Accused of Distributing Explicit Images of Minors


Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Mr. William G. Gallagher, 30, of Dumont on the charges of Distribution of Explicit Images of Minors, greater than 25 files (415 files) and other unauthorized images of minors greater than 1,000 folders (1,015 files).

According to a statement released by officials, on Friday, April 5, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of Gallagher during the course of a months-long Internet explicit images of minors investigation.

Officials say the investigation revealed that Gallagher used the internet to view and possess more than 1,000 digital files depicting explicit prepubescent and pubescent that depicted unclothed minors, and distributed more than 25 files.

Police arrested Gallagher then charged him with one count of Distribution Of Explicit Images of Minors in an amount greater than 25 files.

Officials scheduled Gallagher for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on April 24, 2019, at 8:30 a.m.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Acting Prosecutor Calo thanks the Dumont Police Department for its assistance,