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Lodi Man Charged with Distribution, Possession of Explicit Images of Minors


Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Michael Caruso, 31, of Lodi, on charges of distribution and possession of explicit images of minors. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.

According to Prosecutor Musella, on Thursday, July 8, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit responded to the residence of Caruso during the course of a months-long Internet investigation. 

The investigation revealed that Caruso used the Internet to view, download, possess and distribute digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children.

As a result of the investigation, Caruso was arrested on Thursday, July 8, in Paramus and charged with second-degree distribution of explicit images of minors and third-degree possession of explicit images of minors. Caruso was released pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.