NJ Assemblyman Under Investigation for Child Porn
Neil Cohen allegedly stored images on office computer
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2008 12:55 PM CDT
In this Tuesday, July 1, 2003, file photo New Jersey State Assemblyman Neil Cohen, D-Union, is seen as he talks about a bill at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – New Jersey Assemblyman Neil Cohen faces allegations of storing child pornography on his office computer, the Star-Ledger reports. Two of his fellow Democratic lawmakers turned him into authorites after being alerted by a staffer. Cohen, 57, has served 17 years in the Assembly, currently as deputy speaker, and has sponsored bills against child porn and pedophilia. He made no public comment and is said to be under psychiatric care.

"Both of us have known Neil Cohen for more than two decades," said the two lawmakers who notified police. "We know him as a compassionate, caring individual but if the allegations prove true, clearly there was a side to him neither of us knew."