PATERSON, NEW JERSEY - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces the arrest on May 3, 2017, of Crystal Quiroz, 29 years-old, of Paterson, New Jersey.
Quiroz has been charged with one (1) count of First Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, five (5) counts of Second Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one (1) count of Third Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for allegedly taking sexually explicit pictures of her 9-year-old daughter and distributing them over the internet.
Quiroz’s arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office - Special Victims Unit. On May 9, 2017, the Honorable Justine A. Niccolai, J.S.C., granted the State’s Motion for Pre-Trial Detention against Quiroz and ordered that she remain detained until trial or disposition of the case.
First Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child carries a maximum term of twenty (20) years in New Jersey State Prison with 85% of the sentence to be served before parole; Second Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child carries a maximum term of ten (10) years in New Jersey State Prison and Third Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child carries a maximum term of five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison. If convicted, each of these crimes require the imposition of Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life.
For media inquiries concerning this case, contact Chief Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Freid of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit at cfreid@passaiccountynj.org or at (973) 837-7639.
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