Prosecutor: Jersey City man arrested for having over 1,000 child porn images on laptop

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A Jersey City man was arrested earlier this week for having over 1,000 child pornography images found on his laptop, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

William Sparrow. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Monday, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested William Sparrow, 62, of Jersey City, on charges that he possessed more than 1,000 images of child pornography on his laptop computer, Suarez said in a statement.

Sparrow has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child for possession of child
pornography, a second-degree crime. Sparrow was arrested at his home in Jersey City just before 9:30 a.m. Monday without incident.

The arrest followed an investigation by the Special Victims Unit that began on October 19th, 2020, after the images were found on Sparrow’s computer by a technician at a Jersey City retailer who notified police.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Jersey City Police Department for the investigation and arrest.

Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234.

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