FLEMINGTON, NJ – A Hunterdon County man has been arrested after officials said they found he had 45,000 images and videos of child pornography.

August Blew, 55, of High Bridge, has been charged with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

The arrest follows a tip to the Hunterdon Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Victims Unit from Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) regarding possible possession of child pornography, according to a press release from Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael Williams.

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ICAC is a task force formed by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Among its goals are to help state and local law enforcement agencies catch distributors of child pornography on the Internet and to catch sexual predators who solicit victims on the Internet. All 50 states participate in the task force.  

The investigation was conducted by Williams' Special Victims Unit and High Bridge police.

The press release was issued jointly by Williams, his Acting Chief of Detectives Frank R. Crisologo and High Bridge Police Chief Brett Bartman.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-321-0010, going online at www.CrimeStoppersHunterdon.com, or through the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. All tips are anonymous and kept confidential.