Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Douglas Hoehn, 74, of Wyckoff, on charges of distribution and possession of explicit images of minors, endangering the welfare of a minor, and impersonation.
According to Prosecutor Musella, on Wednesday, May 4, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at Hoehn's residence during the course of a months-long Internet child pornography investigation.
The investigation revealed that Hoehn used the Internet to view, download, possess, and distribute files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit pubescent children.
In addition, detectives uncovered multiple fraudulent ID cards and also discovered that Hoehn assumed the identity of a child on the Internet while having online conversations with others.
As a result of the investigation, Hoehn was arrested on Wednesday, May 4, in Paramus and charged with distribution of explicit images of minors, possession of explicit images of minors, endangering the welfare of a minor and impersonation.
This investigation, led by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit, is continuing.
Prosecutor Musella stated that any parent or guardian who determines that their child received inappropriate communications from social media accounts using the name “Brady Johnson” may contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Tips Line at (201) 226-5532.