Authorities in Burlington County say five adults and two juveniles have been arrested over the past month on child porn-related charges.

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina says investigations conducted by the High-tech Crimes Unit of his office led to charges against the following people:

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  • 55-year-old Dexter Manansala of Bordentown Township - charged August 6th with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (two second-degree and one third-degree). He is accused of using Facebook to distribute child sexual abuse material.
  • 45-year-old Daniel Ricci of Medford - charged August 5th with second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He is accused of downloading and viewing child sexual abuse material.
  • 50-year-old Jamie Adamson of Burlington City - charged August 2nd with third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He is accused of uploading images of child sexual abuse material.
  • 25-year-old Daksh Patel of Maple Shade - charged July 29th with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (one second- and one third-degree). He is accused of uploading child porn videos.
  • 38-year-old Matthew Reiss of Maple Shade - charged July 16 with third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Third Degree). He is accused of downloading child sexual abuse material from a website in another country.

The names of two people that have been charged are being withheld by authorities because they are juveniles.

The five adults charged were all released from custody following their first court appearances.

Coffina's office says over a 12-month period ending in May, 46 people have been arrested on child porn-related charges as part of Operation Safe Quarantine, which went after people that engaged in the exploitation of children online.

Those arrests that were announced today were not a part of this operation.

"These arrests were the result of investigators doing their jobs day in, day out,” Coffina said in a statement. "The pervasiveness of this criminal behavior is sickening and concerning, and catching these offenders remains a priority for our Office and our law enforcement partners."

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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The follow individuals were arrested over the past several years. Some have been convicted and sentenced to prison, while others have accepted plea deals for probation.

Others cases are still pending, including some court delays amid the COVID-19 pandemic.