A Mays Landing man has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and New Jersey State Police Colonel Patrick J. Callahan have announced the arrest of Richard Hoffman, 24, on first degree Child Pornography charges.

According to Prosecutor Sutherland, "This investigation is the result of information received from the September 2018 “Operation Open House” in Toms River, New Jersey which was conducted by the New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force."

During that investigation, Hoffman was arrested for Luring charges. Since then, according to Sutherland, "additional victims of Hoffman were identified and another investigation was initiated involving the New Jersey State Police and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office."

As a result of that second investigation, Hoffman was arrested Friday at his residence in Mays Landing. He's been charged with Hoffman was charged with Manufacturing Child Pornography, a crime of the first degree; Possession of Child Pornography, a crime of the third; Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the third degree; Criminal Sexual Contact, a crime of the fourth degree; two counts of Sexual Assault, crimes of the second degree; and Witness Tampering, a crime of the third degree.

Hoffman is being held in the Cape May County Jail pending a court appearance.

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