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Lyndhurst Man Charged with Possessing Hundreds of Explicit Images of Minors


Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Mr. Cawley Hawkins, 30, of Lyndhurst on charges of Distribution and Possession of Explicit Images of Minors.

Official say on Tuesday, February 11, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of Hawkins during the course of an Explicit Internet Images of Minors investigation.

According to officials, the investigation revealed that Hawkins used the Internet to view, download, and possess approximately 223 digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent minors, and also shared approximately 52 such files online.

As a result of the investigation, Hawkins was arrested in Paramus and charged with one count of Distribution of Explicit Images of Minors,

Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would like to thank the Lyndhurst Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.