FREEHOLD – According to the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office, a Hazlet Township man was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child for the distribution and possession of child sexual abuse materials.

A release, sent out by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, stated that Charles Hoagland, 56, of 34 Coral Drive, Hazlet was charged with one count of third degree endangering the welfare of a child for the possession of child sexual abuse materials, and one count of second degree endangering the welfare of a child for the possession of child sexual abuse materials.

Following an investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Hoagland was arrested and charged. The investigation revealed that Hoagland used a messaging application to send an item depicting the sexual abuse of a child to another person. Hoagland also possessed additional images depicting child sexual abuse materials.

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 Hoagland had his detention hearing before the Honorable Paul X. Escandon on November 18, 2020 and was released, pending trial with the following conditions: no internet access (except for employment) and no unsupervised contact with anyone under 18.

Investigators are seeking additional information about Hoagland’s activities. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Anthony Lacher of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443.