WALDWICK, NJ MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION AND DISTRIBUTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
For Immediate Release:
February 9, 2023
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JOHN S. CAMPBELL (DOB: 8/13/1943; married; retired) of 21 Ridge Street, Waldwick, NJ on charges of possession and distribution 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 Thursday, February 9, 2023, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of JOHN S. CAMPBELL during an Internet child pornography investigation. The investigation revealed that CAMPBELL used the Internet to view, download, possess, and distribute items depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children.
As a result of the investigation, CAMPBELL was arrested on Thursday, February 9, 2023, in Paramus, NJ and charged with second-degree possession of child pornography, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)5(b); and second-degree distribution of child pornography, N.J.S.A 2C:24-4(b)5(a). CAMPBELL 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 an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutor Musella thanks the Waldwick Police Department for its assistance, as well as the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the Englewood and Lyndhurst Police Departments which participate in the Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force.