Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Mr. Jonathan Abbassi 35, of Maywood, on charges of distribution and possession of explicit images of minors.
Officials said on Tuesday, November 16, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of Abbassi during a months-long Internet child explicit images investigation.
Bergen County authorities said the investigation revealed that Abbassi used the Internet to view, download, possess and distribute more than 1,000 digital depictions of nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent minors.
As a result of the investigation, police arrested Abbassi in Paramus. They charged him with one count of first-degree distribution of explicit images of minors and one count of second-degree possession of graphic photos of minors.
Abbassi was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.
The incident remains under investigation.