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East Windsor man charged with impersonating a police officer, possession of child porn

An East Windsor man has been charged with impersonating a police officer and possession of child pornography, according to the West Windsor Police Department.

The man, whose car was reportedly equipped with a light bar in its rear window, had allegedly just completed a “stop” of an unknown vehicle when he was halted by a West Windsor police officer on Penn-Lyle Road at 1:36 a.m. March 18, police said.

A search of the car by police allegedly showed that the Nissan was equipped with police-style equipment, such as a police scanner, a laptop computer modified to resemble the mobile data terminals used by police officers, various lights and switches, and an amber and white light bar in the windshield that he had allegedly activated to the make the “car stop,” according to police.

He was charged with impersonating a police officer, based on the circumstances, and his car was impounded, according to reports.

Police are seeking additional victims who may have been stopped by him while he was impersonating a police officer.

During the course of the West Windsor Police Department’s continued investigation into the incident, police also found that he was in possession of child pornography, according to the allegations. Search warrants were issued and he was charged with possession of child pornography on March 23, police said.

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children unit, along with the New Jersey State Police, the Hightstown Police Department, the East Windsor Township Police Department, aided West Windsor police in the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information should contact West Windsor Police Detective J. Jones at 609-799-1222 or jjones@westwindsorpolice.com; or call the police department’s anonymous tip line at 609-799-0452.

 

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