UNION CITY MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF OVER 1000 IMAGES OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY ON CELLPHONE

 

On Monday, November 23, 2020, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Felix Martinez, age 45, of Union City, on charges that he possessed more than 1,000 images of child pornography on his cell phone.

Martinez has been charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Possession of Child Pornography in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)(5)(b)(ii), a second-degree crime. Martinez was arrested at his home in Union City just before 9:00 a.m. Monday after a court-authorized search warrant for the residence was executed. The arrest followed an investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit following cyber tips and information received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit for the investigation and arrest.

Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234. The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).

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