Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Amos Duque (DOB: 3/1/1984; single; delivery driver) of 6715 Meadowview Avenue, North Bergen, NJ on the charges of Production Of Child Pornography, Sexual Assault, Criminal Sexual Contact, Luring, Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, and Possession Of Child Pornography. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.
On Friday, September 13, 2019, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit received information that beginning in August 2019 and while communicating on a mobile, social media application, a 13-year-old victim from Bergen County received sexually explicit text messages and had online chats with an adult. The investigation revealed that Amos Duque was the adult communicating with the victim and that he obtained one or more nude photos of the victim during the chats and arranged to meet the victim in Bergen County. On or about August 26, 2019, Amos Duque traveled to Bergen County, then met with and sexually assaulted the victim.
On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, with the assistance of detectives from the North Bergen Police Department and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, executed a search warrant at the home of Amos Duque.
The search revealed that Amos Duque used the Internet to view, download, and possess approximately 130 digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children.
Amos Duque was arrested on September 18, 2019 in North Bergen, NJ and charged with one count of Production Of Child Pornography, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4B(3), a 1st degree crime; two counts of Sexual Assault, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2C(4), 2nd degree crimes; one count of Luring, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6A, a 2nd degree crime; one count of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A(1), a 3rd degree crime; one count of Possession Of Child Pornography in an amount greater than 100 files, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(B)5(B)iii, a 3rd degree crime; and two counts of Criminal Sexual Contact, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3B, 4th degree crimes. Amos Duque was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing in Hackensack, NJ scheduled for Monday, September 23, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would like to thank the North Bergen Police Department and Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.