Bergen County Man Charged with Possession of Explicit Images of Minors
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Jha Harezod, 19, of Wood-Ridge, on the charge of Possession of Explicit Images of Minors greater than 100 files.
Officials say The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor=s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.
According to police, on Wednesday, August 14, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of Harezod during the course of an Internet Explicit Images of Minor investigation.
Police Day the investigation revealed that Harezod used the Internet, including the “Dark Web” (also referred to as the “Darknet”), to view and possess approximately 600 digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent minors.
As a result of the investigation, police arrested Harezod then charged him with one count of Possession of Explicit Images of Minors in an amount greater than 100 files, a 3rd-degree crime.
Police say Harezod is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ on August 28, 2019, at 8:30 a.m.
Prosecutor Musella states that the charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Prosecutor Musella thanks the Wood-Ridge Police Department for its assistance.