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Somerset County man charged with distribution, possession of child pornography

HILLSBOROUGH TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – A Somerset County man was arrested for allegedly distributing and possessing child pornography in Hillsborough Township, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

McDonald said that the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force notified the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office through their data system of an apparent upload of images of child pornography. The investigation revealed that Bernardino Gonzalez Lorenzana, 36, of Hillsborough Township was suspected of possessing images of child sexual abuse material and sharing it with another individual, McDonald said.

On Monday, November 7, detectives assigned to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit, agents from of U.S Homeland Security Investigation – Newark Field Office and members of the Hillsborough Township Police Department executed a court ordered search warrant on Lorenzana’s residence, McDonald said.

A preliminary search yielded numerous files depicting the sexual exploitation and/or abuse of children, McDonald said.

Lorenzana was arrested at his residence and charged with second-degree distribution of child pornography and third-degree possession of child pornography. Lorenzana was lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing, McDonald said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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