EGG HARBOR TWP. — A township man is accused of disseminating images and videos of child sexual abuse through a popular social media app, and having additional illicit videos in his possession.

William Roman Jr., 35, was arrested without incident, according to a release Friday from the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.

His arrest followed a tip received by New Jersey's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force about "inappropriate content," the prosecutor's office said, being shared via Snapchat.

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Roman was subsequently identified by detectives in Atlantic County, at which point the prosecutor's office said more videos of "child sexual exploitation" were found.

Charges filed against Roman include second-degree possession and distribution of child abuse images via a social messaging service, and third-degree possession of child abuse images.

He was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility following his arrest.

Anyone with further information may call the prosecutor's office at 609-909-7800 or submit a tip through their website, or contact Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234, 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS), or on their website.

Patrick Lavery is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at patrick.lavery@townsquaremedia.com

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