- Attorney General Anne Milgram announced
that a Hudson County man pleaded guilty
today to distributing child pornography
on the Internet. The defendant was among
more than three dozen people arrested in
October 2007 as part of “Operation
Silent Shield,” an investigation that
targeted offenders who distributed known
images and videos of child pornography via
the guilty plea hearing, Luis Torres, 23,
of Bayonne, pleaded guilty before Superior
Court Judge Paul M. DePascale in Hudson
County to second-degree distribution of
child pornography. In pleading guilty, Torres
admitted that between Aug. 10 and Sept.
25, 2007, he knowingly used Internet file
sharing software to make multiple files
containing child pornography readily available
for any other user to download from a designated
“shared folder” on his computer.
A search warrant executed by the New Jersey
State Police on Sept. 25, 2007 revealed
evidence of child pornography on Torres’s
Digital Technology Investigation Unit of
the New Jersey State Police coordinated
the investigation. Deputy Attorney General
Lee D. Schwartz represented the Division
of Criminal Justice at the guilty plea hearing.
is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 12.