Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Quinn T. Dickson, 24, of Mahwah, on production, possession and distribution of explicit images of minors charges and child endangerment charges.
According to Prosecutor Musella, on Wednesday, November 3, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of Dickson during the course of a months-long Internet investigation.
The investigation revealed that Dickson used the Internet to view, download, and possess approximately 800 digital files depicting nude and/or explicit prepubescent minors. Furthermore, Dickson shared digital files via the Internet depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent children.
The investigation also revealed that Dickson used social media to contact children, some of whom were younger than 13 years of age, and engage them in explicit conversations.
According to the investigation, during such online chats, Dickson instructed two different children to produce and send him sexually explicit photos and/or videos.
As a result of the investigation, Dickson was arrested on Wednesday, November 3, in Paramus and charged with the production of explicit images of minors, distribution of explicit images of minors, possession of explicit images of minors greater than 100 files and endangering the welfare of a child.
Dickson was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.
This investigation, led by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit, is continuing.
Prosecutor Musella states that any parent or guardian who determines that their child received inappropriate communications from the following social media accounts may contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Tips Line at (201) 226-5532:
Snapchat Username: quinnnnnd Discord Username: Quinn#3004 Facebook Username: Quinn Thomas (Quinn.dickson.7) KIK Username: Quinn.d.22