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4 New Jersey Men Arrested in Child Porn Sting

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    Four New Jersey men face a range of child pornography charges after they were arrested in what prosecutors called a "drag net" aimed at snaring suspects who use and share the images online. 

    One 39-year-old Lakewood man arrested last month is accused of using his neighbors' unsecured wireless points to acess and download graphic movie files of children being sexually assaulted. Detectives found additional digital evidence at a storage unit he had been renting. 

    On April 2, a 32-year-old Brick man was arrested after a forensic preview of his computer allegedly revealed several hundred graphic movies of children engaging in sexual acts.

    Another search warrant resulted in the arrest of a 24-year-old Toms River man on possession charges. 

    Last week, a SWAT team executed a search warrant at the home of a 25-year-old suspect in Manchester and, in addition to pornography, they allegedly found two AR-15 Bush master rifles, high capacity magazines, ammunition, steroids, syringes and narcotics. They also recovered a canister of tear gas.


    The year-long investigation was led by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s High Tech Crime Unit (HTCU) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with help from local law enforcement partners.  

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