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Lawrence Township Police Officer Arrested on Charge of Possession of Explicit Images of Minors

Lawrence Township (Mercer)

A Lawrence Township police officer was arrested on November 10 for allegedly possessing dozens of files of Explicit Images of Minors on his mobile phone.

According to officials, Officer Shane Hickey, 29, of Lawrence Township, was charged by complaint-summons with a charge of possession of explicit images of minors. 

Officials said that following a tip to the New Jersey State Police’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit and a subsequent State Police investigation, Hickey is alleged to have emailed himself 45 files of explicit images of minors using a cellphone. The cellphone account was traced back to Hickey.

A court appearance is pending. Hickey has been suspended from the Lawrence Township Police Department.