An Essex County Correctional Lieutenant has been charged with possessing explicit images of minors during a sting conducted by local and county authorities.
According to public information obtained by RLS Media, Lt. Gerardo Gonzalez, 39, was taken into custody after a raid on his home this morning.
Circumstances behind Gonzalez’s arrest has not been made available by The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office at this time. Still, public information confirmed that Lt. Gonzalez was charged with N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4b(5)(b) Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Possessing Explicit Images of Minors today.
Sources familiar with the investigation told RLS Media that Gonzalez was just recently promoted to a Lieutenant at the Essex County Correctional facility.
It is not clear if Gonzalez used his work computer to download these explicit images of children.
An early, but interesting week -so far- for the jail.
This incident remains under investigation.
NOTE: RLS Media does not use the “por........” word on this platform and refer to these cases as “Explicit Images of Minors”.