Postal maintenance worker arrested on child porn charges

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of THOMAS A. PEARN, 38 Ilford Avenue, North Arlington, New Jersey, date of birth 06/02/1953, on charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, specifically by Distributing Child Pornography, and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, specifically Possession of Child Pornography. Pearn was arrested on Monday, June 20, 2011.

The arrest came about as a result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Task Force, under the direction of Chief Steven Cucciniello.

The arrest stemmed from an Internet investigation in which Thomas Pearn was using the Internet to acquire and/or distribute child pornography. In this case, the child pornography contained images and/or videos of pre-pubescent children engaged in sexual acts. Pearn was arrested without incident at his place of business in Kearny, New Jersey.

Prosecutor Molinelli states that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutor Molinelli would like to thank the North Arlington Police Department and the United States Postal Police for their assistance with the arrest. Additionally Prosecutor Molinelli would like to thank the following Police Departments who provided additional support in the form of Computer Crimes Task Force personnel:

Bergen County Police Department
Lyndhurst Police Department
Hillsdale Police Department
Bogota Police Department