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Bergen Web Designer Charged with Distribution of Child Porn

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Dumont NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of WILLIAM G. GALLAGHER (DOB: 6/11/1988; single; and self-employed as a website designer) of 36 Erie Street, Dumont, New Jersey on the charges of Distribution Of Child Pornography, greater than 25 files (415 files) and Possession Of Child Pornography, greater than 1,000 files (1,015 files). The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

On Friday, April 5, 2019, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of William G. GALLAGHER during the course of a months-long Internet child pornography investigation. The investigation revealed that GALLAGHER used the Internet to view and possess more than 1,000 digital files depicting nude or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children, and distributed more than 25 files, also depicting nude or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children.

William G. GALLAGHER was arrested on April 5, 2019 and charged with one count of Distribution Of Child Pornography in an amount greater than 25 files, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(B)5(A)iii, a 2nd degree crime and Possession Of Child Pornography in an amount greater than 1,000 files, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(B)5(B)ii, a 2nd degree crime. GALLAGHER is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on April 24, 2019, at 8:30 a.m.

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 Dumont Police Department for its assistance, as well as the Lyndhurst Police Department and Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, which participate in the Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force

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