Garfield Man Charged with Distributing Explicit Images of Minors

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Mr. Justin L. Macancela, 22, Garfield, on charges of Possession and Explicit Images of Minors.

The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

Officials say the investigation revealed that Macancela used the internet to view, download, and possess more than 2,000 digital files depicting unclothed and/or explicit prepubescent and pubescent children, and also shared more than 500 such files online.

As a result of the investigation, Macancela was arrested on August 27 and charged with one count of Explicit Images of Minors in an amount greater than 1,000 files.

Prosecutor Musella thanks the Garfield Police Department for its assistance.