New Jersey soccer referee arrested on child pornography charges

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

PISCATAWAY, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey soccer referee has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Authorities say Lawrence Lapczynski, 47, of Piscataway has been charged with possessing illicit images of children on his home computer.

Lapczynski was arrested Tuesday on one count of possession of child pornography.

Police determined that the defendant had stored an undisclosed number of illicit images of children in his computer.

Lapczynski was employed as a referee for the Raritan Valley Soccer Officials Association and worked as a freelance umpire and referee through the Arbiter Sports website, authorities say.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Wei of the Piscataway Police Department at (732) 562-2370, or Detective Stilwell of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office at (732) 745-8675.