Press Release


For Immediate Release:
November 30, 2022

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JAMES A. AVALLONE (DOB: 11/19/1977; single; construction worker) of 77 Morrissee Avenue, Wallington, NJ on a charge of possession of child pornography. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of JAMES AVALLONE during a months-long Internet child pornography investigation. The investigation revealed that AVALLONE used the Internet to view, download and possess items depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children.

As a result of the investigation, JAMES AVALLONE was arrested on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 in Paramus, NJ and charged with third-degree possession of child pornography, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4b(5)(b)iii. AVALLONE 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 Wallington and Dumont Police Departments for their assistance, as well as the Englewood, Saddle Brook and Lyndhurst Police Departments which participate in the Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force.