Rabbi From Argentina Arrested in U.S. Over Child Pornography Charges

According to a report, rabbi is accused of being in possession of more than 1,000 images.

Authorities in New Jersey have arrested a rabbi from Argentina on child pornography charges.

Passaic County sheriff's detectives arrested 50-year-old Rabbi Gabriel Toledo at a kosher food distribution company in Moonachie on Thursday.

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The Record newspaper reports Sheriff Richard Berdnik issued a statement saying the rabbi was in possession of more than 1,000 images.

Toledo does not lead a local congregation and is in the U.S. on a visa. He's been living in Passaic.

Authorities say his roommate, 22-year-old Joseph Vasquez, fled from detectives. He's wanted as a fugitive for child pornography charges.

The sheriff's office says Vasquez is from Honduras and is in the United States illegally.

It is not clear if the rabbi has hired a lawyer.