Two area men were among 24 men and one juvenile arrested in New Jersey this month on charges of possessing child pornography, including rape videos, the state Attorney General announced Wednesday.

Manuel Sanchez-Olivarez, 37, right, of Red Bank, and Christopher Brondi, 57, below, of Rumson, were charged with possession of multiple sexually explicit videos of young children, which like all the defendants they had made available to others, AG Jeffrey Chiesa said at a press conference near Trenton.

From a press release issued by the AG’s office:

The Digital Technology Investigations Unit of the State Police began the investigation approximately three months ago by searching for New Jersey residents who were making child pornography, including child rape videos, available to others. These files show pre-pubescent boys and girls being sexually molested by being penetrated, or by being coerced into performing sexual acts on themselves, or others.

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