Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Ronald S. Rovito, JR., 23, Northvale, NJ on charges of Possession And Distribution Of Explicit Images of Minors and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child.
Police say on Wednesday, 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 Rovito Jr., in Northvale.
The investigation revealed that Rovito, Jr. used the Internet to view, download, or possess approximately 390 digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children.
Officials say, in addition, Rovito used numerous social media and file-sharing applications to share files depicting nude or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent minors, and engage in online conversations using a fictitious identity.
During at least two such online conversations, Rovito engaged in sexually explicit dialogue with two underage girls and collected approximately 20 nude or sexually explicit images from them.
Officials say as a result of the investigation, Rovito was arrested on in Paramus,
Officials say Rovito was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.
This investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Cyber Crimes Unit, is continuing. Any parent or guardian who determines that their child has communicated with the online screen names “buyingnudes2019”, “whoop_w,” or “ncruzan” should contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit at (201) 226-5518.