Cape May County Prosecutor

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — A Mays Landing man was arrested Friday on child pornography charges, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office said.

Richard Hoffman, 24, was previously arrested in a September 2018 State Police investigation, during which Hoffman was charged with luring for allegedly chatting with an undercover detective posing as a 14-year-old girl, the Prosecutor’s Office said in a news release.

Subsequently, investigators identified additional victims of Hoffman, including a Villas girl.

Hoffman was arrested at home by members of the Prosecutor’s Office, State Police and Hamilton Township police.

He was charged with first-degree manufacturing child pornography, third-degree possession of child pornography, third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, two counts of sexual assault and third-degree witness tampering.

Hoffman was taken to the Cape May County jail pending court.

Contact: 609-272-7239

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