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For Immediate Release:
July 25, 2022

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JOHN S. SOH (DOB: 3/25/1996; single; student) of 32 Brodil Court, Closter, NJ on charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

On Friday, July 22, 2022, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of JOHN S. SOH during the course of a months-long Internet child pornography investigation. The investigation revealed that SOH used the Internet to view, download, possess, and distribute items depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children.

As a result of the investigation, JOHN S. SOH was arrested on Friday, July 22, 2022 in Paramus, NJ and charged with second-degree distribution of child pornography, N.J.S.A 2C:24-4b(5)(a)(i); and third-degree possession of child pornography, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4b(5)(b)(iii). SOH was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutor Musella thanks the Closter Police Department for its assistance, as well as the Englewood and Lyndhurst Police Departments which participate in the Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force.