Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Little Egg Harbor Township Police Chief Richard Buzby announced the arrest of Peter S. Yeager, 59, of Little Egg Harbor.
Police charged Yeager with 1 count of Possession of Explicit Images of Minors.
The arrest is the result of proactive cyber monitoring by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit and several referrals from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children into people sharing or downloading images of prepubescent children engaged in sexual acts.
According to authorities, yesterday morning, the OCPO HTCU investigation led to the execution of an approved search warrant by the above partnering agencies at 524 Pine Valley Court, Little Egg Harbor. Senior Assistant Prosecutor Kristin Pressman who reviewed the investigative evidence alleging Yeager possessed images of children engaged in sexual acts approved the above charge.
Police said Yeager is being held in the Ocean County Jail pending his first appearance.
The media and the public are reminded that criminal charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.