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Upper Saddle River Man Charged with Distribution and Possession of Child Porn

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Upper Saddle River NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of FRANK CIRINO (DOB: 11/03/1953; divorced; unemployed) of Upper Saddle River, NJ on charges of distribution and possession of child sexual abuse material, and attempted endangering the welfare of a child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

On Thursday, June 22, 2023, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of FRANK CIRINO during the course of an Internet child pornography investigation. The investigation revealed that CIRINO used the Internet to view, download, possess, and distribute items depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children. In addition, CIRINO engaged in sexual conversations with other Internet users whom he believed to be underage.

As a result of the investigation, FRANK CIRINO was arrested on Thursday, June 22, 2023 in Paramus, NJ and charged with second-degree distribution of child pornography, N.J.S.A 2C:24-4b(5)(a)(i); third-degree possession of child pornography, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4b(5)(b)(iii), and third-degree attempted endangering the welfare of a child, N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1a(1)/2C:24-4a(1). CIRINO was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

This investigation, led by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit, is ongoing. Any parent or guardian who determines that their child received inappropriate communications from the following social media accounts may contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Tips Line at (201) 226-5532:
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Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely an accusation, and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutor Musella thanks the Upper Saddle River Police Department for their assistance, as well as the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the Paramus and Lyndhurst Police Departments which participate in the Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force.

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