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Hunterdon County man charged with distributing child sexual abuse materials

READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Whitehouse Station man was charged for allegedly distributing materials showing child sexual abuse, according to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renée M. Robeson.

According to Robeson, the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office received a referral from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and referred it to Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office (HCPO), which led to an investigation by the HCPO Forensic Services Unit.

During the investigation, contact was made with the Front Royal Police Department in Virginia, which was investigating Kyle J. Andrews, 30, for soliciting underage victims online for sexual purposes and distributing child sexual abuse material (CSAM)., Robeson said.

The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office assisted in continuing the investigation into Andrews for the possession and distribution of CSAM, Robeson said.

On Thursday, Dec. 21, at around 5:00 a.m., a court-authorized search warrant of Andrews’ residence in Whitehouse Station and an acquaintance’s residence in Phillipsburg was executed. Members of the Front Royal Police Department traveled to New Jersey to assist with the search warrant execution in Phillipsburg, where Andrews was taken into custody without incident, Robeson said.

Readington Township Police Department and Phillipsburg Police Department also assisted with the execution of the search warrant and arrest. Detectives seized electronic devices and other computer equipment from both locations, Robeson said.

The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office charged Andrews with second-degree distribution of CSAM, and third-degree possession of CSAM.

The Front Royal Police Department charged Andrews with two counts of use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children and possession, reproduction, distribution, and facilitation of child pornography.

Andrews is being held at the Warren County Correctional Center pending a detention motion filed by the State. He also waived extradition to Virginia, Robeson said.

Jay Edwards

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