Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of John D. Vieldhouse, 63, of Oakland on the charge of Possession Of Explicit Images of Minors.
The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutors Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.
According to police, on Thursday, November 21, in connection with Explicit Internet Images of Minors investigation, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of Vieldhouse in Oakland.
Officials say the investigation revealed that Vieldhouse used the Internet to view, download, or possess approximately 1,800 digital files depicting nude or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children.
As a result of the investigation, Vieldhouse was arrested today in Paramus, NJ and charged with one count of Possession Of Explicit Images of Minors in an amount greater than 1,000 files, and remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.
Prosecutor Musella states that the charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutor Musella thanks the Oakland Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.