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TOMS RIVER MAN’S INTERNET ACTIVITY CATCHES ATTENTION OF OCPO HIGH TECH CRIME UNIT

This morning (6/1), the Ocean County Prosecutor’s High Tech Crime Unit (HTCU), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and Toms River Police arrested James Hasenauer, 63, on Lloyd Road in Toms River. Hasenauer is charged with 2nd degree Distribution of Child Pornography, 3rd degree Possession of Child Pornography and Child Endangerment.

The investigation was initiated by a referral from the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task force which located a potential source of child pornography distribution in Ocean County.  OCPO HTCU detectives identified the location as the Lloyd Road address.  Today the partnering agencies executed a search warrant at the residence.  As a result of the search warrant digital evidence, a loaded unregistered .44 caliber handgun, ammunition and marijuana were seized from the residence.

Assistant Prosecutor Kristin Pressman approved charges and Hasenhauer will be lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.  The Toms River Police Department will be issuing charges for possession of under 50 grams of marijuana.

The investigation is ongoing and if anyone has information regarding additional illegal activity by Hasenauer please contact OCPO Detective Kaitlin Mantle at 732-929-2027 ext. 2740.  All information will be treated completely confidential.

James Hasenauer

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