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Hackensack Man Charged with Distribution of Child Pornography


Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of Rahvae Richards, 24, of Hackensack, on charges of endangering the welfare of a child, specifically for the distribution of videos depicting child exploitation.

Richards was arrested on Friday, October 2, 2015 without incident subsequent to a search warrant that was executed at his residence.

The investigation revealed that Richards was using the Internet to distribute images and videos of child pornography utilizing a file sharing program. In this case, the videos depicted pre-pubescent children engaged in sexual acts.

He was charged with one (1) count of endangering the welfare of a child for the distribution of the aforementioned videos.

Bail for Richards was set by the Honorable James J. Guida, J.S.C. at $100,000.00 with no ten percent option.

Additionally, Richards must surrender his passport as a condition of bail. He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.