EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ MAN CHARGED WITH DEBAUCHING THE MORALS OF A CHILD, PROVIDING OBSCENE MATERIAL TO A CHILD, THEFT BY EXTORTION, AND OBSTRUCTION
For Immediate Release:
July 13, 2022
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of DAMIEN A. IMBRIANO (DOB: 06/07/2000; single; facility coordinator) of 75 Chadwick Street, East Rutherford, NJ on charges of debauching the morals of a child, providing obscene material to a child, theft by extortion, and obstruction. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.
On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of DAMIEN A. IMBRIANO during an Internet child endangerment and extortion investigation. The investigation revealed that IMBRIANO used the Internet to engage in conduct which would debauch the morals of a child, sent obscene material to a child, and engaged in extortion by threatening to share sexually explicit photos of juvenile victims if additional photos were not received. In addition, IMBRIANO obstructed the investigation by deleting photos of a nude 14-year-old female victim from his mobile device after being contacted by law enforcement.
As a result of the investigation, DAMIEN A. IMBRIANO was arrested on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 in Paramus, NJ and charged with second-degree theft by extortion, N.J.S.A. 2C:20-5; third-degree debauching the morals of a child, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a(1); third-degree providing obscene material to a child, N.J.S.A. 2C:34-3b(1); and third-degree obstruction, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3b(1). IMBRIANO 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 believes that their child received inappropriate communications from the social media account “Damien_5.7” should contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Tip Line at (201) 226-5532.
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 would also like to thank the East Rutherford Police Department for its assistance, as well as the Lyndhurst Police Department, Englewood Police Department, Hackensack Police Department and Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, which participate in the Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force.