For the second time, a Jersey City man has been arrested for possession of child pornography.
According to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger, Jonathan Lattif, 44, has been charged with one count of possessing child pornography.
On March 18, 2022, Lattif allegedly had at least three videos depicting sexual abuse of minors, including prepubescent children, on his cell phone.
Documents filed in the case and statements made in court indicate that Lattif has a prior state conviction for possession of child pornography.
A charge of possession of child pornography depicting prepubescent children by a repeat offender carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.
Lattif is scheduled to have his initial appearance by videoconference later today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jose R. Almonte.
U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, New Jersey Division, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Jason J. Molina; and special agents from the Port of New York/Newark, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations New York Field Office, under the direction of Acting Port Director TenaVel T. Thomas, with the investigation leading to the charge.