Two Monmouth County residents, in separate investigations, have been arrested and charged for allegedly committing the same crime.

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Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni announced the arrests Thursday being brought against Joseph A. Campos, 48, of Hazlet and Christoper Moran, 46, of Aberdeen who are both being charged with possession and distribution of child porn.

In both instances, it was the result of cyber tips coming in from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children who forward their findings to the MCPO.

Monmouth and Union County detectives culminated ran an investigation that lasted 5-month before the arrest of Campos, who was employed as a Child Study Team – Learning Disabilities Consultant with the Perth Amboy Board of Education.

Now, he's charged with one count of third degree possession of child pornography and second degree distribution of child pornography.

Following his arrest and initial court appearance, Campos was released under the conditions that he report to probation on a monthly basis.

He is also barred from using the Internet and ordered to have no unsupervised contact with children.

Prosecutor Gramiccioni said the Perth Amboy School District has been informed of the results of the investigation.

If convicted of possession of child pornography, Campos faces three to five years in prison.

If convicted of distribution of child pornography, Campos faces five to ten years in prison.

If convicted, Campos could also be subject Community Parole for Life and may be required under Megan’s Law to register with the New Jersey Sex Offender Registry.

In the Christopher Moran case, he is charged with one count of third degree possession of child pornography and second degree distribution of child pornography.

Moran is currently sitting in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution awaiting a future detention hearing.

If convicted of possession of child pornography, Moran faces three to five years in prison.

If convicted of distribution of child pornography, Moran faces five to ten years in prison.

If convicted, Moran could also be subject Community Parole for Life and may be required under Megan’s Law to register with the New Jersey Sex Offender Registry.

Both of these cases are being assigned and handled by Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Kristen Anastos.

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