A detention hearing was held today for an East Windsor man accused of sharing explicit images of minors on the internet, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.
Mercer County Superior Court Judge Anthony M. Massi ordered Maruthavanan Seeni Nadar, 33, released on home detention and barred him from the internet and electronic devices. He has been lodged at the Mercer County Correction Center since his arrest on December 27, 2018, by Mercer County Prosecutor’s Detectives Charles Antinoro and Ryan Minnick.
Officials say at that time, Nadar was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography, both second-degree crimes. This week, detectives filed an additional charge of obstructing the administration of law against Nadar.
According to authorities, in March 2018, they received a cyber tip from the NJSP Digital Technology Investigations Unit regarding the uploading of explicit images of minors to the internet by an individual in East Windsor. Following an investigation, detectives were able to identify Nadar as a suspect and locate him at his East Windsor residence. At the time of his arrest, Nadar provided detectives with false identification using the name Madham Kaliamma.
Further investigation revealed his real name to be Maruthavanan Seeni Nadar.
Prosecutor Onofri urged anyone who has information about the online distribution of explicit images of minors – or who suspects improper contact by unknown persons communicating with minors online or possible abuse of minors.
Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.