Trenton Man Arrested for Online Child Exploitation
Trenton, NJ (Mercer) – A Trenton man has been arrested following an investigation into online child exploitation, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri. Mouhamadou Ndiour, 19, has been charged with multiple counts, including first-degree distribution of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and possession with the intent to distribute CSAM. The complaint alleges that Ndiour knowingly possessed and distributed over 1,000 items depicting the sexual exploitation or abuse of a child. The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Ndiour pending trial.
The investigation began when detectives in the prosecutor’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding an individual in Mercer County distributing materials depicting child sexual exploitation or abuse. Through their diligent efforts, Ndiour was identified as a suspect.
On January 18, 2024, the Mercer County Tactical Response Team, with assistance from the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations Trenton, executed a search warrant at Ndiour’s residence in Trenton. During the search, detectives seized multiple items of evidentiary value. Ndiour was taken into custody without incident.
Ndiour now faces serious charges, as first-degree crimes carry a sentence of 10 to 20 years in state prison and a fine of up to $200,000. Second-degree crimes carry a sentence of five to 10 years in state prison and a fine of up to $150,000.
Prosecutor Onofri stressed the importance of reporting any suspected improper contact or possible exploitation of children. He urged individuals with information to contact his ICAC Unit at (609) 989-6568 or the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force tip line at (888) 648-6007.
It is important to note that despite being charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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