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Paramus NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of JOHN P. HUANG (DOB: 4/10/70; single; and employed as an Information Technology professional) of Paramus, New Jersey on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Production of Child Pornography, Attempted Distribution of Child Pornography, and Possession of Child Pornography. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.
On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a court-authorized search warrant at the residence of John HUANG during the course of an Internet child pornography investigation. The investigation revealed that John HUANG utilized the Internet to view, possess, and attempt to distribute digital images depicting nude or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children. In addition, the investigation revealed that HUANG endangered the welfare of a child and produced/manufactured child pornography by taking digital pictures of a 10-year-old victim, which were nude or sexually explicit. Furthermore, the investigation revealed that HUANG sexually assaulted the 10-year-old victim.
As a result of the investigation, John HUANG was arrested on November 29, 2017 in Paramus and charged with one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2(a)1, a first degree crime; one count of Production of Child Pornography, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)3, a first degree crime; one count of Sexual Assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2B, a second degree crime; one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(a)1, a second degree crime; one count of Attempted Distribution of Child Pornography, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)5(a), a second degree crime; and one count of Possession of Child Pornography in an amount greater than 100 images, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)5(b), a third degree crime. HUANG was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his arraignment, and is scheduled to appear at Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for a first appearance on December 13, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.
Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutor Grewal would also like to thank the municipal police agencies that lend support to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Task Force, and whose personnel assisted with this investigation, namely the Paramus Police Department, the Ramsey Police Department, and the Oradell Police Department.