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MULTIPLE INDIVIDUALS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH VARIOUS CHILD PORNOGRAPHY OFFENSES

TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA

FROM: PROSECUTOR MARK MUSELLA

DATE: AUGUST 28, 2020 

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of seven men and one juvenile for charges relating to the Possession and Distribution Of Child Pornography. One adult defendant was also charged with Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, and one defendant was charged with Possession Of Large Capacity Ammunition Magazines. The eight arrests were the result of a months-long investigation conducted into the use of the internet to spread child pornography, conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

The investigation, dubbed “Operation Reboot,” included the execution of multiple search warrants and the seizure of approximately 32,581 files from online accounts and electronic devices belonging to the defendants. The seized files depict child victims as young as infants and toddlers to pubescent children aged 13-16, in nude, semi-nude, or sexually explicit poses, including child rape videos and images.

The following defendants were arrested and charged:

 JUSTIN K. KINCHEN (DOB: 1/26/1999; single; unemployed) of 122 Elmwood Terrace, Apartment A, Elmwood Park, NJ, arrested on Friday, August 21, 2020, and charged with Distribution Of Child Pornography in an amount greater than 1,000 files, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4b(5)(A)i, a 1st degree crime; Leader Of A Child Pornography Network, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4.1a, a 2nd degree crime; and 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. The investigation revealed that KINCHEN viewed, downloaded, possessed, and shared approximately 17,731 digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit2prepubescent and pubescent children while establishing, maintaining, and moderating a private online forum that specifically trafficked in such files. KINCHEN was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing in Hackensack, NJ on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

 YAM KUEN KWAN (DOB: 12/12/1997; single; unemployed) of 423 Lincoln Avenue, Apartment B, Cliffside Park, NJ, arrested on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, and charged with Distribution Of Child Pornography, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)5(A)i, a 2nd degree crime. The investigation revealed that KWAN shared approximately 50 digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children. KWAN was released with conditions following an appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

 LUIS A. OCASIO (DOB: 2/18/1983; married; unemployed) of 497 Lanza Avenue, Apartment 2, Garfield, NJ, arrested on Thursday, August 27, 2020, and charged with 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 violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4b(5)(A)i, a 2nd degree crime. The investigation revealed that OCASIO viewed, downloaded, and/or possessed approximately 6,447 digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children, while also sharing a portion of those files. OCASIO was released with conditions following an appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

 BALTHAZAR G. TORRES (DOB: 10/25/1999; single; barista) of 56 Terrace Avenue, Maywood, NJ, arrested on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, and charged with Distribution Of Child Pornography, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)5(A)i, a 2nd degree crime; and Possession Of Child Pornography, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)5(B)iii, a 3rd degree crime. The investigation revealed that TORRES viewed, downloaded, or possessed approximately 376 digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children, and shared 90 such files. TORRES was released with conditions following a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

 HARRY J. BURKS, JR. (DOB: 8/27/1984; single; unemployed) of 340 Hudson Street, Apartment 18, Hackensack, NJ, arrested on Thursday, August 20, 2020, and charged with Possession Of Child Pornography, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(B)5(B)iii, a 3rd degree crime. The investigation revealed that BURKS JR. viewed, downloaded, or possessed approximately 3,293 digital files, many of which he acquired while accessing the Dark Web, that depicted nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children. The investigation also revealed that BURKS JR. engaged in sexually explicit online conversations with an underage girl he connected with via social media. He was therefore also charged with Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a(1), a 3rd degree crime. BURKS JR. was released with conditions following a first3appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

 DAMIAN R. EVANS (DOB: 9/28/1986; single; truck driver) of 17 Palisades Avenue, Westwood, NJ, arrested on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, and charged with Possession Of Child Pornography, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)5(B)iii, a 3rd degree crime; and Possession Of Large Capacity Ammunition Magazines, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3(j), a 4th degree crime. The investigation revealed that EVANS viewed, downloaded, or possessed approximately 5,733 digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children. EVANS was released with conditions following a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

 LEWYN CONCEPCION (DOB:4/30/1999; single; package handler) of 19 North Drive, Rochelle Park, NJ, arrested on Friday, August 28, 2020, and charged with Possession Of Child Pornography in an amount greater than 100 files, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)5(B)iii, a 3rd degree crime. The investigation revealed that CONCEPCION viewed, downloaded, and/or possessed approximately 150 digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children. CONCEPCION was released with conditions following a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

 The JUVENILE was taken into protective custody and charged as a juvenile delinquent on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, with Possession Of Child Pornography, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)5(B)iii, and Distribution Of Child Pornography, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)5(A)i. The investigation revealed that the JUVENILE viewed, downloaded, or possessed approximately 248 digital files, and also shared approximately 13 digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children. The JUVENILE was released into the custody of a guardian and scheduled for a first appearance in the Chancery Division, Bergen County Family Court in Hackensack.Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendants and juvenile are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Prosecutor Musella thanks the Cliffside Park, Elmwood Park, Garfield, Hackensack, Maywood, Rochelle Park, Teaneck, and Westwood Police Departments for their assistance. He also thanks the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, and Lyndhurst, Ramsey, Ridgewood, and Rochelle Park Police Departments for assigning manpower to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Task Force during this investigation.

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JUSTIN KINCHEN

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YAM  KUEN KWAN

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LUIS OCASIO

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BALTHAZAR TORRES

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HARRY BURKS, JR.

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DAMIAN EVANS

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LEWYN CONCEPCION

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