Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Justin K. Kinchen, 19, of Elmwood Park, on the charges of Possession And Distribution Of Child Pornography.
The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutors Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.
Police say on Wednesday, October 30, during the course of an Internet investigation, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of Kinchen. Officials say the investigation revealed that Kinchen used the Internet to view, download, or possess approximately 18,806 digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children.
In addition police say Kinchen used several social media and file-sharing applications to share with others approximately 8,215 files depicting nude or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent minors.
As a result of the investigation, police arrested Kinchen on Thursday in Paramus and charged him with one count of Distribution of Explicit Images of Minors in an amount greater than 1,000 files, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)5(a)i, a 1st degree crime, and one count of Possession of Explicit Images of Minors in an amount greater than 1,000 files, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)5(b)ii, a 2nd degree crime.
The investigation remains active and ongoing