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For Immediate Release:

September 9, 2021

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of NICHOLAS A. DEMARCO (DOB: 3/18/1999; single; student) of 720 Ashmont Road, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey on a child pornography charge. 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, September 9, 2021, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of NICHOLAS DEMARCO after a months-long Internet child pornography investigation. The investigation revealed that DEMARCO used the Internet to distribute more than 150 digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent children.

As a result of the investigation, NICHOLAS DEMARCO was arrested on Thursday, September 9, 2021 in Paramus, New Jersey and charged with one count of second-degree distribution of child pornography, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)5(a)i. DEMARCO was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

Prosecutor Musella states that the charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutor Musella thanks the Franklin Lakes Police Department for their assistance, as well as the Lyndhurst Police Department, Bergen County Sheriff’s Department, Rochelle Park Police Department and Glen Rock Police Department which participate in the Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force.