Prosecutor: Area Man Indicted for Possession of Child Porn

A Monmouth County man has been indicted on charges that he was in possession of more than 1,000 electronically-stored child pornography, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Friday.  

Jose G. Veras, 33, of Keansburg, has been charged with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child via the possession of child sexual abuse material, the porn, for crimes that took place on various dates between July of 2019 and February of 2020.

An investigation by the Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, initiated by a tip received through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, revealed that Veras used a cloud storage application to store the material on various electronic devices in his home. 

The New Jersey Regional Computer Laboratory assisted the Monmouth County ICAC Task Force in this investigation. The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Stephanie Dugan.

The Monmouth County ICAC Task Force includes members of the following police departments: Bradley Beach, Eatontown, Howell, Long Branch, Manalapan, Marlboro, Middletown, Neptune Township, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Tinton Falls, Keyport, Keansburg, Belmar, Holmdel, and Red Bank; the Task Force also receives investigative support from the New Jersey State Police (High Tech Crime Bureau).

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management