Bergen County Juvenile Arrested and Charged for Recording Others in Public Bathroom

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ – A Bergen County juvenile has been arrested and charged after investigators learned that he had used his smartphone camera to record other children in a public bathroom.

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said the arrest was executed through a search warrant at the juvenile’s home.

“On Thursday, March 24, 2022, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of a juvenile during the course of an Internet child pornography investigation,” Musella aid. “The investigation revealed that the juvenile used the Internet to view, download, and possess more than 1,000 digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children. In addition, the juvenile used the Internet to share digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children. Further investigation revealed that the juvenile also used the camera on a smartphone to record and view an area of a public bathroom.”

The juvenile was taken into protective custody and charged on Tuesday, as a juvenile delinquent with second-degree distribution of child pornography and third-degree invasion of privacy.