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Birthday Bust: Maywood Man Charged With Collecting Child Porn, Steroids

Nicholas A. Bencze
Nicholas A. Bencze Photo Credit: MUGSHOTS: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

MAYWOOD, N.J. – A Maywood man was arrested on his 36th birthday Friday by authorities who said he downloaded child pornography and ordered steroids online.

Nicholas A. Bencze, who is married and unemployed, was charged with possession of child pornography and drugs following a search of his home, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said a short time later.

Besides collecting the pornographic images, Bencze “utilized the Darknet and Bitcoin currency to acquire quantities of controlled dangerous substances, including steroids,” the prosecutor said.

A judge ordered him held I the Bergen County Jail pending a Sept. 20 first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

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