Man prosecuted under New Jersey’s newly-revised ‘child erotica’ law

BELLEVILLE, N.J. — A New Jersey man has been charged in what prosecutors say is the first case since the state expanded a law that bans sexually suggestive images of minors.

Anthony Domenick, 25, is accused of possessing explicit images and having “child erotica” after a search of his Belleville home on Feb. 28, 2018. (Essex County Prosecutor’s Office)

NJ.com reports 25-year-old Anthony Domenick, of Belleville, has been charged with possessing explicit images and having “child erotica” following a search of his home Wednesday.

Prosecutors say the “child erotica” law that went into effect Feb. 1 criminalizes images where children are clothed but suggestively-posed or inappropriately sexualized.

If convicted, Domenick could face up to 10 years in prison.

It’s unclear if he has an attorney.