Anthony McCray, 50, of Neptune Township has been arrested and charged with the possession and distribution of videos that depict the sexual abuse of children, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
On August 3, 2018, McCray distributed 16 videos depicting the sexual abuse of children via a peer-to-peer file-sharing program – an online connection of computers allowing the sharing of files directly between individual users. On November 18, 2018, McCray distributed an additional 86 videos depicting the sexual abuse of children via a peer-to-peer file-sharing program. On February 21, 2019, law enforcement executed a search warrant at McCray’s residence located additional child pornography.
McCray faces charges of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for distribution of child pornography and third degree Endangering the Welfare of Child for possession of child pornography. He has been incarcerated at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution since his arrest on February 21. A detention hearing is scheduled for this morning before Judge James J. McGann.
Investigators continue to seek additional information about McCray’s activities. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Tiffany Lenart at the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office 1-800-533-7443. Anyone who wishes to make an anonymous report can call the Monmouth County Crime Stoppers’ confidential tip-line at 1-800-671-4400. Tipsters can also text “MONMOUTH” and their tip to 274637 or they can email a tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.