NJ releases man who cops say stole 220 pairs of underwear, had child porn
👨 An accused serial panty thief was released one day after his arrest
🏃 Bail reforms allow some accused offenders to be released with conditions
💻 Evesham cops said they also found evidence of child porn but there are no restrictions to William Borrero's internet usage
MARLTON — A man accused of having child porn and stealing hundreds of pairs of women's and children's underwear was back on the street a day later.
William Borrero, 39, is charged with third-degree possession of child sex abuse material and third-degree theft. He was arrested on Jan. 20 after Evesham police said they found over 220 pairs of stolen underwear and "electronic evidence" of child porn at his home in Marlton.
Borrero was released the next day following his first appearance in Burlington County Superior Court, Burlington County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Joel Bewley told New Jersey 101.5.
Borrero was released under level three monitoring with minimal conditions. Those conditions include that he must not skip court appearances, not commit another offense, notify the court of any change of his contact information such as address or telephone number, and check in with pretrial services every week.
Unlike other cases involving accusations of child sex abuse materials, there are no restrictions on internet usage.
🏃 NJ bail reform allows more releases
Appearing during a New Jersey 101.5 Townhall on rising crime, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden said that the decision to release accused offenders is largely down to an algorithm. When deciding whether to release a person or not, the algorithm gives non-violent offenders with no priors a greater chance to be released.
A court records search showed Borrero has no prior convictions.
"When you make an arrest, the algorithm puts out a score and you're stuck with that score," Golden said. He added that an offense being 'non-violent' almost ensures that an accused offender is released.
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