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Hillsborough Man Charged with Child Pornography

By The Montgomery News Staff | Posted November 14, 2022


Police arrested Bernardino Gonzalez Lorenzana, 36, of Robin Road in Hillsborough and charged him with possessing and distributing child pornography in Hillsborough Township.


The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, a national network, notified the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office through their data system of an apparent upload of images of child pornography in Hillsborough. An investigation initiated by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit revealed that Gonzalez Lorenzana was suspected of possessing images of child sexual abuse material and sharing it with another individual.

Prosecutor John P. McDonald said detectives assigned to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit, agents from of U.S Homeland Security Investigation – Newark Field Office, and members of the Hillsborough Township Police Department executed a court ordered search warrant on Gonzalez Lorenzana’s residence on Monday, November 7. A preliminary search yielded numerous files depicting the sexual exploitation and/or abuse of children.


Police arrested Gonzalez Lorenzana at his residence and charged him with 2nd degree Distribution of Child Pornography and 3rd degree Possession of Child Pornography. He was lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing in this matter.

Bernardino Gonzalez Lorenzana


The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program is a network of 61 task forces, representing 5,400 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, dedicated to investigating, prosecuting and developing effective responses to internet crimes against children.


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Anyone with information relating to this investigation should contact the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Computer Crimes Unit at 908.231.7100 or the Hillsborough Township Police Department at 908.369.4323 or via the STOPit app (access code: SOMERSETNJ).


Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 888.577.TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports, and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.


NOTE: The charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


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