FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Caitlin Mota
PHONE: (201) 577-6699
DATE: Thursday, June 8, 2023
SHERIFF’S OFFICER CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF CHILD SEX ABUSE MATERIAL
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
On Thursday, June 8, 2023, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office arrested a Hudson County Sheriff’s Officer following a months-long investigation into child sex abuse material being stored on an online file storage server.
William Medina, 35, of Union City, is charged with one count of Possession of Child Sex Abuse Material in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4b(5)(b)(iii), a crime of the third degree. He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City and released pending his first court appearance, which is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 29, 2023.
“These allegations are serious and certainly do not reflect the values of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office,” said the Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari. “Upon learning of the investigation, the officer was placed on administrative leave and is currently suspended without pay. My Office and its Internal Affairs Unit has, and will continue to, fully cooperate with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office throughout the course of prosecution.”
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Internal Affairs Unit, Cyber Crimes Unit, and Crime Scene Unit with the arrest and investigation. The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).