21 facing child porn charges in NJ

July 17, 2009 6:13:20 PM PDT
Nearly two dozen people in southern New Jersey have been charged with downloading and sharing child pornography. Numerous search warrants were executed this week as part of "Operation Sentinel," a yearlong initiative by the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. It was designed to track and prosecute people hosting child porn on their computers.

County, federal, state and local authorities executed warrants at homes in 14 of the county's 37 municipalities in raids that concluded Friday.

The 21 people charged range in age from teenagers to the elderly and include a soldier, a police dispatcher, a truck driver and a retired executive.

Eighteen people were arrested and released on bail this week. Investigators were searching for three others.

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