OFFICE OF THE
UNION COUNTY
PROSECUTOR
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Andrew K. RuOTOLO, JR. Justice CENTER
32 Rahway Avenue, elizabeth, NJ 07202

908-527-4500    ucpo@ucnj.org
Michael A. Monahan
Acting Prosecutor
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Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 13, 2019

Gregory L. Brown

Gregory L. Brown

A Westfield man has been arrested and charged with multiple crimes for being  in possession of thousands of images and videos depicting acts of child pornography, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday.

Gregory L. Brown, 37, of the 300 block of John Street in Westfield is charged with first-degree possession of child pornography with the intent to distribute, second-degree possession of child pornography, and two counts of second-degree distribution of child pornography.

A months-long investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Prosecutions Unit, prompted by multiple tips received by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, working through the New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, resulted in the charges against Brown, according to Union County Assistant Prosecutor Derek Nececkas, who is prosecuting the case. Through a thorough forensic search of multiple Tumblr social media accounts associated with Brown and multiple electronic devices belonging to him, including a mobile phone and a damaged tablet, in excess of 4,000 files depicting various sexual acts with children were recovered by the Prosecutor’s Office’s High Tech Unit, Nececkas said.

Brown was taken into custody without incident at his home early Wednesday morning and lodged in Union County Jail pending a first appearance and detention hearing.

Convictions on first-degree criminal charges are commonly punishable by 10 to 20 years in state prison, while second-degree convictions can result in 5 to 10 years.

These criminal charges are mere accusations. Each defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.  

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