Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported today that an investigation into online child exploitation has resulted in the arrest of a Hamilton Township man.
According to Prosecutor Onofri, Michael Magliozzo, 41, is charged with possession of explicit images of minors and endangering the welfare of a minor.
Prosecutor Onofri said that detectives with the prosecutor’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit recently received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an individual in Mercer County was uploading explicit images of minors.
An investigation was initiated and Magliozzo was identified as a subject.
According to Prosecutor Onofri, on Friday, February 25, detectives with ICAC and the prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit executed a search warrant at Magliozzo’s residence in Hamilton.
Prosecutor Onofri said that he was detained without incident and several electronics were seized.
According to Prosecutor Onofri, a forensic preview of the devices revealed more than 100 explicit images of minors and additional images of a clothed young girl Magliozzo knew where the focus of the photos was the girl’s intimate areas.
Detectives also located a backpack in the basement of the residence that contained two pairs of little girls’ underwear and women’s undergarments.