Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced that a Middlesex County man was sentenced to prison today for secretly recording videos of an underage girl naked using a camera he hid in the bathroom of the apartment where the girl lived. He also pleaded guilty to possessing multiple files of child pornography on his computer.
Authorities announced that Gustavo Idrovo, 42, of Perth Amboy, was sentenced to five years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Benjamin S. Bucca Jr. in Middlesex County. He pleaded guilty on April 6 to charges of second-degree photographing or filming a child in a prohibited sexual act and third-degree possession of child pornography. Idrovo will be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and will be subject to parole supervision for life.
A detective of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office was monitoring a peer-to-peer file-sharing network popular with sex offenders when he downloaded two files of suspected child pornography from a computer IP address that was traced to Idrovo’s residence. Idrovo was arrested in February 2014 when members of the ICAC Task Force went to his residence to investigate.
Task force members interviewed Idrovo and obtained permission to search his laptop computer, which was found to contain more than 20 videos and images of child pornography, as well as additional videos of women and an underage girl showering.
Further investigation by ICAC Task Force members revealed that Idrovo had hidden a camera in the bathroom of the apartment where the women and the teenage girl lived in order to record videos of them naked. Four videos of the underage girl were found on Idrovo’s laptop computer.
“Idrovo violated the innocence of a young girl by secretly recording her most private moments,” said Attorney General Porrino. “All too frequently we find that those who sexually exploit children by sharing child pornography online also engage in hands-on predatory conduct against children. We’ve put Idrovo in prison, where he can no longer harm any child to satisfy his deviant desires.”
Attorney General Porrino and Director Honig urged anyone with information about the distribution of child pornography on the internet – or about suspected improper contact by unknown persons communicating with children via the internet or possible exploitation or sexual abuse of children – to contact the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Tipline at 888-648-6007.