A West New York man was arrested prompting an investigation into child sex
abuse material being shared through social media, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.
On January 10, 2023, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received information that child sex abuse material was being created and shared through the social media platform Discord.
The investigation allegedly revealed Joseph Suarez, 31, was in direct contact with a 13-year-old boy out of state and allegedly instructed him to provide images and/or videos of himself committing sex acts on a 4-year-old girl, according to the report released by the Prosecutor’s Office.
Suarez is charged with a crime of the first degree with Endangering the Welfare of a Child/Facilitating Child Sex Abuse Material and a crime of the second degree related Endangering the Welfare of a Child/Distribution of Child Sex Abuse Material.
He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Secaucus and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance. The State has filed a detention motion in this matter.
Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234.
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