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Newark man faces child porn, forcible touching charges after two separate investigations

State police arrested a Newark man in relation to two separate cases.


Jonathan Pierce, 23, of Newark was charged with forcible touching involving the sibling of a former girlfriend, who was reported to be under 16 at the time of the incident. Those charges stemmed from the first incident reported to authorities.

The second case was brought to light by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, which led to a search warrant being executed on June 1, 2022. State police searched Pierce’s residence and social media accounts, uncovering hundreds of child pornography images.

Now, he faces three counts of promotion of a sexual performance by a child under 17.

After his arrested he was arraigned and released.