HOWELL — A township man has been charged with possessing thousands of images of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

William Whesper, 54, was arrested February 19th after investigators discovered the images during a review of his electronic devices.

Monmouth County investigators said they received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that Whesper was viewing child pornography online.

He is facing a second-degree charge of child endangerment for possession and was being held Tuesday at Monmouth County Jail.

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