TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR MARK MUSELLA
DATE: AUGUST 28, 2019
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JUSTIN L. MACANCELA (DOB: 8/2/1997; single; retail sales clerk) of 166 Palisade Avenue, Apartment 4, Garfield, NJ, on charges of Possession and Distribution Of Child Pornography. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.
The investigation revealed that JUSTIN MACANCELA used the Internet to view, download, and possess more than 2,000 digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children, and also shared more than 500 such files online.
As a result of the investigation, JUSTIN L. MACANCELA was arrested on August 27, 2019 and charged with one count of Possession Of Child Pornography in an amount greater than 1,000 files, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(B)5(B)ii, a 2nd degree crime, and Distribution Of Child Pornography in an amount greater than 25 files, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(B)5(A)iii, a 2nd degree crime. JUSTIN L. MACANCELA 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 for its assistance.