A Cape May County man was arrested Thursday on a charge that he uploaded numerous videos and images of child pornography online. The man also faces first-degree charges in South Carolina for allegedly soliciting a 13-year-old girl there to engage in sexually explicit conduct on a webcam.

According to a release from the new Jersey Attorney General's office, New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice Financial & Computer Crimes Bureau worked collaboratively with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and First Circuit Solicitor’s Office in South Carolina in an investigation that led to charges in both states.

Shawn Patrick Rose, Jr., 20, of Woodbine, was arrested May 11 at his home. Investigators allegedly found numerous files of child pornography during a preliminary examination of computers seized in the home. Rose was lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Center pending a detention hearing.

Rose was charged in New Jersey with third-degree possession of child pornography. In South Carolina, he faces two counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor filed by the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office in relation to the 13-year-old girl.

“The allegations in this multi-state investigation indicate that, in addition to uploading child pornography, Rose allegedly targeted underage girls on social media sites, engaging in sexual chats and manipulating a victim in South Carolina into providing him with sexually explicit images of herself,” stated Attorney General Porrino. “Rose is a dangerous predator who now faces charges in two states.”

If you have any information to add to this investigation or suspect anyone of improper contact with a minor,contact the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Tipline at 888-648-6007.

Source: New Jersey Attorney General's office