Police: Secaucus man charged with viewing and distributing child pornography video


A Secaucus man has been charged with viewing and distributing a child pornography video last week, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

Douglas Curdgele. Photo courtesy of the Secaucus Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Douglas Curdgele, 27, of Secaucus, was charged with two separate counts of endangering the welfare of a child, Miller said in a statement.

Earlier this year, detectives from the Secaucus Police Department joined the ranks of Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force – New Jersey, which is spearheaded by the New Jersey State Police.

On Friday, members of the Secaucus Police Detective Division and Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office arrested Curdgele at his residence on Hagan Place.

After a month long investigation, led by Secaucus Police Detective Kristen Bronowich, it was confirmed that Douglas Curdgele, 27, both viewed and disseminated a video that depicted children engaging in sexual acts.

“The Secaucus Police Department will take part in any initiative that will protect children from being victimized. The Secaucus Police Department will work tirelessly with our county and state law enforcement counterparts to hunt child predators and bring them to justice. I am extremely proud of the work my detective put forth,” Miller said in a statement.

“I commend the Secaucus Police Department for investigating this case and its willingness to work collaboratively with law enforcement statewide. Anyone who is the victim of a sex crime in Hudson County is reminded to contact our Special Victims Unit at 201-915-1234,” added Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.

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