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For Immediate Release:
December 5, 2023

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JORGE E. MENDEZ (DOB: 1/30/1967; married; product inspector) of 157 Ray Street, 2nd Floor, Garfield, NJ on charges of production and possession of child sexual abuse material. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.


On Tuesday, December 5, 2023, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of JORGE E. MENDEZ during the course of an Internet child sexual abuse material investigation. The investigation revealed that MENDEZ used the Internet to view, download and possess more than 1700 items depicting nude and/or sexually explicit pubescent and prepubescent children. In addition, MENDEZ used a hidden camera to record a child in their living area for the purpose of MENDEZ’s sexual gratification.


As a result of the investigation, JORGE E. MENDEZ was arrested on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 in Paramus, NJ and charged with first-degree production of child pornography, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4b(3); and second-degree possession of child pornography, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4b(5)(b)(ii). MENDEZ 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 Garfield Police Department as well as the Saddle Brook, Paramus, and Washington Township Police Departments, which participate in the Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force, for their assistance.