Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that on Tuesday, January 18, Mario Lopez Esquit, 25, of Union City, was arrested on charges involving the possession and distribution of explicit videos of minors.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, on December 9, 2021, the Hudson County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was notified by the New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit of a report of possible child exploitation material being shared on social media.
An investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office identified Lopez Esquit as the individual associated with the distribution of explicit videos of minors via his social media accounts.
Prosecutor Suarez stated that Lopez Esquit was arrested on a warrant charging him with Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Knowingly Distributing Explicit Videos of Minors, Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Knowingly Possessing Explicit Videos of Minors.
He was remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance.