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8 North Jersey Residents Among 27 Charged In State Police Child Porn Probe

Arrests made in 26 towns.

Men from eight North Jersey towns were among 27 people charged in a state police child porn investigation dubbed "Operation Watchdog," authorities said Tuesday.

The 26 men and one woman used file sharing programs on the internet to download or distribute child porn, the state police said. Among the images and videos were those with a "digital fingerprint" that were tracked as they moved across file sharing networks, authorities said.

Among those charged with possession and distribution of child pornography from North Jersey are:

  • Joshua Kane, 31, of Wayne
  • Andrew Rodriguez, 27, of Park Ridge
  • Jose A. Velasquez, 20, of Clifton
  • Joseph Marella, 42, of Passaic
  • Scott Hersh, 43, of Mount Arlington
  • David Ingoglia, 36, of Byram
  • Jeremy Gardner, 18, of Livingston
  • Charles E. Jones, 50, of Morristown

“Through aggressive, technology-driven investigations such as Operation Watchdog, we must banish the misguided notion that online viewing and sharing of child pornography is a victimless crime,” Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said. “The vulnerable children who are tortured and degraded to create these vile materials are re-victimized every time another person views the images."

One of the arrested men, Cesar Salgado-Maya, 23, of Audubon, lived in a residence connected to a day care, police said. Another, Bernard Cahill, 53, of Folsom, took pictures of himself sexually assaulting a juvenile, images that were discovered on his computer, police said.

Cahill was charged with sexual assault and manufacturing child pornography.

“Those who thought they could hide their child porn crimes in the secrecy of their homes have been exposed by the relentless work of law enforcement working together," said Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent of the state police.

More than 100 law enforcement personnel from 21 agencies took part in the three-month investigation, executing search warrants in 26 towns last week.

During one of the raids, police found a 66-year-old Pennsauken man, William Brooks, downloading child porn as authorities stormed in, police said.

Three people, whose names were not released, are still being sought, police said.

“Let the word go out that those who share child pornography over the Internet are also sharing the evidence of their crimes with computer experts from law enforcement, who are patrolling the Internet to stop this tragic victimization of children,” said Stephen J. Taylor, director of the state Division of Criminal Justice.

The photos and images have been turned over to the FBI, police said.

The following individual was arrested on April 11, 2012 and charged with sexual assault, manufacturing child pornography, and distribution and possession of child pornography:

Name

Age

Town

 

Bernard Cahill

43

Folsom

 

The following individuals were charged with distribution and possession of child pornography

Arrested on March 1:

Name

Age

Town


Cesar Salgado-Maya

23

Audubon

 

Arrested on April 9:

Name

Age

Town

 

Charles E Jones

50

Morristown

 

Ryan Taylor

27

Lindenwold

 

Jeremy Gardner

18

Livingston

 

Joshua Kane

31

Wayne

 

Max Mejia

46

Atlantic City

 

Juvenile Male

17

Moorestown

 

Arrested on April 10:

Name

Age

Town

 

William J. Brooks

66

Pennsauken

 

Lucas Francis Walsh

24

Maple Shade

 

David Ingoglia

36

Byram

 

Scott Hersh

43

Mount Arlington

 

Arrested on April 11:

Name

Age

Town

 

Brandon Sarna

20

New Brunswick

 

John Thomas Kondes

56

Bayonne

 

Andrew Rodriguez

27

Park Ridge

 

Arrested on April 12:

Name

Age

Town

 

Collin Tillett

29

Hamilton (Atlantic Co.)

 

Armondo Flores

46

Bridgeton City

 

Robert Knapp

47

Old Bridge

 

Jose A. Velasquez

20

Clifton

 

Jasmyn E. Oliver

20

Union Twp.

 

Robert J. Rowe 2nd

33

Union Twp.

 

Arrested on April 13:

Name

Age

Town

 

Joseph Marella

42

Passaic

 

Christopher Guzman

32

Camden

 

Asaf Guttman

39

Bloomfield

 

Jared Pacifici

27

Manalapan

 

Joshua Ferreri

25

West Berlin

 

John Mulligan

41

Ocean City


Tracy May 22, 2012 at 10:01 PM
my post was in response to the article, and pedophilia in general, not necessarily the comments.
Fan of Ridgewood May 23, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Tracy, my apologies. I sort of realized that after i posted. I dont get it either. The best i can think of is that pedophiles are just plain sick and they have to be stopped wherever they can be found. Even if people dont talk about the kids i think it's uppermost in people's minds. They teach kids in school to watch and speak out and parents are ever vigilant. It wasn't like that a couple of decades ago.
Hank May 23, 2012 at 12:54 AM
if you had no password protection on your wifi and the perv was maybe a neighbor or parked outside, you could get your door knocked down by mistake. I wonder how many times that happened?
fartter May 24, 2012 at 12:45 AM
You all keep saying hunted down and jailed for life but do any of you even know what most perps in your state even get for crimes against women and children??It's almost nothing.Where is the outcry for this?? Why is there not mass gatherings around the US to change any of this??
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