A township teenager has been charged with having child pornography on his home computer.
Steve Milne, 19, of Preston Drive was released on his own recognizance after his arrest Thursday by officers from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.
Milne's arrest was the result of an undercover investigation between the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and the New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Somerset County Prosecutor Wayne J. Forrest said.
An undercover officer located files of underage children engaged in sexual acts and downloaded them from an IP address, Forrest said.
Investigators then obtained the location of the IP address through the Internet provider, and a search warrant was obtained for Milne's home, Forrest said.
In executing the search warrant Thursday, investigators found the files on Milne's computer, Forrest said.
The computer was seized as evidence, the prosecutor said.