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Sheriff: Paroled Bloomingdale Rapist Trafficked Child Porn

Lawrence Ramirez
Lawrence Ramirez Photo Credit: COURTESY: Passaic County Sheriff

BLOOMINGDALE, N.J. -- A convicted rapist from Bloomingdale who was banned from social media or chat rooms without parole supervision trafficked child porn videos until Passaic County sheriff's detectives arrested him Tuesday, authorities said.

Members of his Internet Crime Unit took 41-year-old Lawrence Ramirez into custody after a six-week investigation, Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said.

They charged him with possession and distribution of child pornography after catching Ramirez sharing nearly a dozen illegal files from his Union Avenue home, Berdnik said.

Ramirez served nearly seven years of a 10-year state prison term on convictions of rape and violating a domestic violence restraining order in Bergen County before being released on Megan's Law lifetime parole supervision in April 2016, records show.

Under his sentence he "was to refrain from using a computer or device to access social networks or chat rooms unless expressly authorized by a parole supervisor," Berdnik noted.

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Sheriff's detectives charged Ramirez with ten counts of possessing, distributing and maintaining a file-sharing program to store child pornography.

He was being held without bail in the Passaic County Jail.

Berdnik thanked Bloomingdale police, the New Jersey State Parole Board and the Passaic County Prosecutor's Sexual Investigations Unit for their roles in the investigation and arrest.

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