LODI, N.J. – An unemployed Lodi man had cybersex with an underage child, said authorities who arrested him Thursday on local and federal charges.
Aris Gungormez, 22, was taken into custody following a warranted search at his Avenue D home by detectives from the the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Cyber Crimes Unit and the Broward County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office.
Both agencies collaborate on an investigation that found that he “used the Internet to view, possess, and attempt to distribute digital files depicting nude and sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children,” Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo said.
He also “communicated via the Internet with at least one child and engaged in sexually explicit online conduct and collected nude photos and videos of the child,” Calo said.
Gongormez was formally arrested at the prosecutor’s Paramus office on various related charges and then brought before a U.S. Magistrate judge in Newark who ordered him held by the U.S. Marshals Service pending a pre-trial detention hearing on federal counts.
Any parent or guardian who determines that their child has communicated with the online screen names “Spartan60”; “Spartan87”; “Spartans90”; “MikeBeeFootball875628”; “Harry1838”; “Kingman877”; or “Kingboi877” may contact the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (South Florida) Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force at (954) 888-5240 or the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit at (201) 226-5518, Calo said.
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