The Union County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Unit, a subsection of the Special Prosecutions Unit, conducts investigations involving the use of computers during the commission of a crime. The crimes may involve theft, computer hacking, distribution of child pornography, identity theft, or other illegal activities. These investigations often will involve conducting a forensic examination of a suspect’s computer and/or computer system that has been seized by the police.

Since the Unit was established in February 1999, it has conducted and been asked to assist in dozens of investigations involving child pornography, theft, child exploitation, and other cybercrime incidents.