Hong Yu Wang, 19 of Piscataway has been arrested on child pornography charges, the State Police said Monday.
The arrest came after State Police detectives conducting an investigation regarding the distribution of child pornography interviewed Wang at his home. During the interview Wang allegedly became uncooperative and attempted to flee detectives and destroy computer evidence. Det. Sgt. First Class Chuck Allen subdued Wang and discovered that he had hidden powerful magnets inside of both his shoes. The magnets could have been used to erase computer memory.
Detectives then executed a court authorized search warrant for the house and discovered numerous videos of pre-pubescent children engaged in sexual acts on computers belonging to Wang.
"We are making it a top priority to detect and arrest those who distribute and view child pornography," state Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said. "Those who consider viewing child pornography a victimless crime need to realize that the victims are re-victimized every time a new person sees the images, and the market created for these horrible materials motivates those who torture and exploit children in this way. We'll aggressively prosecute anyone who commits these crimes."
"The exploitation of society's most vulnerable will not be tolerated here in New Jersey," Col. Rick Fuentes, State Police superintendent, said. "The New Jersey State Police will continue to use every investigative measure available to arrest and expose those who perpetrate these heinous crimes."
Wang remains under arrest and charged with endangering the welfare of a child (distribution and possession of child pornography) and obstruction. He is being held in the Middlesex County Jail pending a bail hearing.
—TOM HESTER SR., NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM