Cape May County Prosecutor, Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Lower Township Police Chief Kevin Lewis, announce the arrest of Jason Brown, a 42-year-old male of the Villas section of Lower Township, New Jersey, for the charges of Possession and Distribution
of Child Pornography.
This investigation stemmed from a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (N.C.M.E.C.) CyberTip that revealed an unidentified subject, subsequently identified as Jason Brown, had downloaded, possessed, and distributed videos/images of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM).
On June 2, 2023, the investigation was concluded as a result of the execution of a Court-authorized search warrant on Brown’s residence located in the 100 Block of Cloverdale Avenue, Villas, New Jersey. This search warrant was executed by members of the Cape May County Regional S.W.A.T. Team, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office High-Tech Crimes Unit & Internet Crimes Against Children (I.C.A.C.) Task Force, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI-Atlantic City) and the Lower Township Police Department. At the time of the search, two (2) computers, a camera, various prescription legend drugs and a cellphone were seized from the residence. Further examination revealed, an account which contained over a thousand videos/images of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM).
On June 2, 2023, as the result of the investigation, Jason Brown was arrested and charged with Distribution of Child Pornography, a crime of the second (2nd) Degree, Possession of Child Pornography, a crime of the second Degree, Possession of CDS, a crime of the third Degree
and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a disorderly persons offense.* Brown was processed and lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Center, pending court proceedings.
Individuals charged with a second degree crime are subject to a term of imprisonment of five to ten years in New Jersey State Prison.
Prosecutor Sutherland would like to thank the Lower Township Police Department and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI-Atlantic City) for their assistance with this investigation. Prosecutor Sutherland further relayed that this investigation is part of the ongoing effort by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office High-Tech Crimes Unit & Internet Crimes Against
Children (I.C.A.C.) Task Force and the New Jersey State Police (ICAC) Task Force to identify individuals involved in the exploitation of children and who possess or distribute child pornography.
Prosecutor Sutherland continues to urge the citizens of Cape May County to report any information regarding child exploitation or any criminal activity within the community. Information can be reported to the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135, or anonymously on the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office website at cmcpo.tips as well as through the Cape May County Sheriff’s Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net by clicking on anonymous tip, or by contacting Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-889-3597.
*Any charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless he is proven guilty.