Bergen County officials announced the arrest of Mr. Angelo J. Decarlo, 55, -**a New Milford Planning Board Member and Volunteer Fire Lieutenant**-on charges of Possession and Distribution of Explicit Images of Minors, Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, and Promoting Obscenity To A Minor.
According to a statement released by Bergen County officials, on Tuesday, October 27, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of Decarlo during the course of an Internet Explicit Images of Minors investigation.
Officials say the investigation revealed that Decarlo used the Internet to view, download, possess, and share digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent minors.
According to officials, in addition, Decarlo used online chat forums and applications to engage in sexually explicit online chat conversations with underage girls.
A further investigation revealed that during such online conversations, Decarlo obtained nude and/or sexually explicit images of minors, sent nude photos to the minors, and engaged in sexually explicit video chats.
Officials say Decarlo was arrested then remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.
This investigation, led by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit, is ongoing.
Any parent or guardian who determines that their child has communicated with the online screen names “MForFunNJ” or “eagle0680291nm” should contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Tip Line at (201) 226-5532.