An Egg Harbor City man was arrested Friday, charged with a number of child pornography offenses.

Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner says Joseph McCormick, 49, was arrested by the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, which followed a search of his residence by the Task Force on March 20th.

He's been charged with "Distribution of Child Pornography (2nd Degree), Possession of Child Pornography (3rd degree) Leader of a Child Pornography Network (3rd degree), Hindering Prosecution (3rd degree) and Tampering with Evidence (4th degree)."

Tyner reports that the "Leader of a Child Pornography Network" charge is actually a "new charge in the State of New Jersey and the first of its kind for the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office."