WEST NEW YORK MAN CHARGED WITH DISTRIBUTION AND POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

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Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of SEZCAN GONTURK (DOB: 4/1/1986; single; and employed as a jeweler) of 401 53rd Street, West New York, New Jersey on the charges of Distribution Of Child Pornography, greater than 25 files; and Possession Of Child Pornography, greater than 100 files but less than 1,000. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit completed a months-long Internet child pornography investigation that revealed that GONTURK used the Internet to possess more than 100 digital files depicting nude or sexually explicit prepubescent children, and to distribute more than 25 files depicting nude or sexually explicit prepubescent children.

Sezcan GONTURK was arrested on February 7, 2019 and charged with one count of Distribution Of Child Pornography in an amount greater than 25 files, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(B)5(A)iii, a 2nd degree crime; and one count of Possession Of Child Pornography in an amount greater than 100 but less than 1,000 files, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(B)5(B)iii, a 3rd degree crime. GONTURK was released by the court following his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on February 8, 2019.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Acting Prosecutor Calo thanks the Carlstadt and West New York Police Departments for their assistance, as well as the Lyndhurst and Rochelle Park Police Departments, which participate in the Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force.