TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: NOVEMBER 18, 2016
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of JAMES B. O’CONNOR (DOB: 12/14/1962; divorced; and employed as a construction worker) of 149 W. Grand Avenue, Montvale, New Jersey on a charge of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, to wit: Possession of Child Pornography. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Cyber Crimes Task Force under the direction of Chief of Detectives Robert ANZILOTTI.
On Thursday, November 17, 2016, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant at the home of James B. O’CONNOR during a months-long investigation related to images of child pornography on the Internet. The investigation revealed that O’CONNOR utilized the Internet to access and view images of juvenile females.
As a result, James B. O’CONNOR was arrested on November 17, 2016, and charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, to wit: Possession of Child Pornography, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4B(5)(B), a third degree crime. O’CONNOR was charged by way of complaint summons and was released on his own recognizance pending his first appearance in the Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.
Prosecutor Grewal states that this charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutor Grewal would like to thank the municipal police agencies that comprise the Cyber Crimes Task Force, and specifically those agencies that were instrumental in this investigation: Bogota Police Department, Lyndhurst Police Department, Rochelle Park Police Department, Hillsdale Police Department, and the Upper Saddle River Police Department. In addition, Prosecutor Grewal would like to thank the Montvale Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.