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Totowa Man, 21, Busted With Child Porn At Dad's Home

Austin J. Masser
Austin J. Masser Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Passaic County Sheriff

TOTOWA, N.J. -- A Totowa man was arrested Thursday for downloading child pornography, authorities said.

Austin J. Masser, a 21-year-old former postal worker, was taken into custody by Internet Crime Unit detectives, with help from the county prosecutor's office, while executing a search warrant at his father's Garretson Avenue home, Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said.

Masser was "utilizing a file sharing program to download and maintain files of child pornography," Berdnik said.

Detectives "seized several computers from Masser's bedroom that will be forensically examined," the sheriff said.

The Kearny native was being held in the Passaic County Jail pending a detention hearing. He's charged with charges of possessing child pornography and maintaining child porn videos in a file-sharing program.

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