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Authorities: Union Beach man used neighbor's Wi-Fi to access child porn

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Authorities say a man from Union Beach used his neighbor's Wi-Fi network to download and distribute child pornography.

Monmouth County prosecutors had sought to have Henry Cicerale, 59, detained until his trial, but a judge ruled Wednesday he would instead be kept on home detention.

According to prosecutors, Cicerale set up the Wi-Fi at his neighbor's home and then used it to access, download and distribute child porn. 

They say hundreds of child porn items were found on his computers and other digital media devices.

Cicerale faces two child endangerment charges for allegedly possessing and distributing child porn, along with a weapons count. 

He could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted on all counts.

It wasn't known Thursday if Cicerale has retained an attorney.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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