15 Arrested in Child Porn Bust in Monmouth County, NJ

By Davis Law Firm | November 4, 2020

Child abuse and tracking remain a big problem, not only around the world but right here in the United States, too. That is why both federal and local officials are consistently working toward recognizing threats to children, as well as enforcing the consequences.

Monmouth County Child Porn in the News

A large porn bust has been recently in the news in the Monmouth County, New Jersey, area after 15 people were arrested. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, in collaboration with the New Jersey State Police Digital Technology Investigations Unit (DTIU) and the New Jersey ICAC Task Force, has been working for months on locating this group of individuals. The first arrest took place on July 21, 2020, and the most recent on Oct. 15, 2020.

The groups arrested 15 individuals, between the ages of 19-62 years, as well as a minor who’s age is currently undisclosed. The charges for each one varies, depending on how involved they were in the bust, and what materials they had at the time of the arrest.

Potential Consequences in New Jersey

The state of New Jersey does not take child abuse or trafficking lightly and the potential consequences range between jail time and felony conviction to required probation time. Individuals convicted with a first-degree charge could face up to 20 years in prison, as well as required enrollment in Megan’s Law.

Even those convicted of a second-degree charge could face up to 10 years in prison, enrollment with Megan’s Law, and parole for life. Lesser charges, or a third-degree charge, could lead to up to five years in prison and parole supervision for life.

Read more: How Long Does The State of New Jersey Have to Indict Someone?

What is Megan’s Law?

Megan’s Law refers to New Jersey’s laws regarding sex offenders and their requirements to register with the local police department. Megan’s Law is categorized into three notification processes, depending on the charges. This registered information provides the public with information to locals, so they can know if there are any convicted individuals in their area.

Facing Sexual Abuse Charges? Reach Out to a Lawyer As Soon As Possible

New Jersey has strict sexual abuse and misconduct laws to protect minors and other individuals. However, if you believe that you were wrongly charged, or your consequences do not accurately fit your charges, then it may be useful to discuss your case with a lawyer.

Failing to explore your options with a lawyer could lead to prison time, as well as permanent registration with Megan’s Law. This could affect your ability to find employment, or where you are allowed to reside. Whether you are dealing with criminal sexual conduct or aggravated sexual conduct charges, it is important that you evaluate your options as soon as possible.

Even if we are not able to get your charges dropped, we may be able to have them reduced. This can mean the difference between jail time or probation. It could also mean the difference between whether you have a permanent criminal record or not.

Read more: How Long After Arraignment is Sentencing?

Contact an Experienced Ewing Criminal Defense Lawyer About Your Sexual Misconduct Charges in New Jersey

Were you arrested or charged with sexual misconduct in New Jersey? The consequences of a conviction could be severe, leaving you with a permanent criminal record and possibly even sending you to jail. That is why you need to speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney as soon as possible about your case. The attorneys at the Davis Law Firm, LLC have successfully represented clients charged with sexual misconduct in Ewing, Princeton, East Windsor, West Windsor, and throughout New Jersey. Call (609) 498-7722 or fill out the online contact form to schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team. We have an office conveniently located at 2653 Nottingham Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

Disorderly conduct consists of any improper behavior such as fighting, threats of violence, or creating a dangerous atmosphere.

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