Waldwick man charged for child pornography


WALDWICK, NJ – Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Jakob A. Menzo (DOB: 12/28/1989; single; landscaper) of 12 Dow Avenue, Waldwick, New Jersey on a charge of Possession Of Child Pornography.

The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.
On Thursday, June 10, 2021, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of JAKOB MENZO during the course of a months-long Internet child pornography investigation. The investigation revealed that MENZO used the Internet to view, download, and possess more than 600 digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children.

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As a result of the investigation, JAKOB MENZO was arrested on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Paramus, New Jersey and charged with one count of Possession Of Child Pornography, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4.b.(5)(b)iii, a 3rd degree crime. MENZO was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

Prosecutor Musella states that the charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutor Musella thanks the Waldwick Police Department for their assistance, as well as the Lyndhurst Police Department, Bergen County Sheriff’s Department and Ramsey Police Department, which participate in the Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force.

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