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Hudson County Man Charged with Production of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. – A Hudson County, New Jersey, man was charged with producing and possessing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.

Julio Albery Nunez, 27, West New York, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of possession of child pornography. He was arrested on May 20, 2024, made his initial appearance on May 21, 2024, before U.S. Magistrate Judge José R. Almonte in Newark federal court and was detained.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Beginning in December 2022 law enforcement began investigating Nunez for involvement with child pornography on various online and dark-web platforms.More recently, Nunez contacted a minor victim online and represented to that victim that he was a teenage girl. Nunez requested and received videos constituting child sexual abuse that depicted the minor. Law enforcement searched Nunez’s home on the morning of May 20, 2024.

The charge of production of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum potential penalty of 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The charge of possession of child exploitation material carries a maximum potential penalty of 10 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited FBI Newark’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James E. Dennehy in Newark, with the investigation leading to the charges. He also thanked the West New York Police Department and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert Taj Moore and Rebecca Sussman of the OCDETF/Narcotics Unit in Newark.

The charges and allegations contained in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant  is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated May 22, 2024

Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 24-189