FREEHOLD – A Marlboro man was arrested Thursday on child pornography charges, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit arrested Marc S. Marinoff, 30, of Pear Drive, Marlboro, on Thursday and he was charged with one count each of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Distribution of Child Pornography) and third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Possession of Child Pornography).

Detectives conducted a search of Marinoff’s home and various personal electronic devices were seized. An initial preview forensic examination revealed that Marinoff possessed and distributed videos of child pornography via a peer-to-peer file-sharing program – an online connection of computers allowing the sharing of files directly between the individual users. Marinoff is a teacher at the Joseph R. Bolger Middle School in Keansburg.

If convicted of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Distribution of Child Pornography), he faces five to ten years in a New Jersey state prison and will be subject to the provisions of Megan’s Law upon his release from state prison. If convicted of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Possession of Child Pornography), Marinoff faces three to five years in a New Jersey State Prison. Marinoff may also be required to abide by the provisions of Parole Supervision for Life (PSL) upon conviction.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is asking anyone with information about Marinoff to contact Detective Tiffany Lenart at (732) 431-7160 x5747. Anyone who wishes to make a report yet remain anonymous can call the Monmouth County Crime Stoppers’ confidential tip-line at 1-800-671-4400. Tipsters can also text “MONMOUTH” and their tip to 274637 or they can email a tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.

The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Margaret Koping. Marinoff is represented by Mitchell J. Ansell Esq., of Ocean Township.

Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and State law.

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