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Maywood Man Charged with Human Trafficking, Trafficking of Minors


Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Kevin J. Newell, 55, of Maywood, a fugitive from justice based on multiple charges filed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

According to authorities, on July 31st, in connection with a months-long human trafficking and child sexual exploitation investigation initiated by HSI and the North Strabane Police Department, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit and special agents from HSI executed a search warrant at Newell’s residence of

Pennsylvania authorities arrested and charged Newell with Trafficking In Individuals, Trafficking of Minors, Unlawful Contact With A Minor - Sexual Offenses, Photograph/File/Depict On Computer Sex Act - Knowingly Or Permitting Minors and Criminal Use Of Communication Facility.

Officials say he was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending extradition proceedings. 

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.