Morris County officials announce the arrest of Michael Rave, 53, of Morris Township.
The defendant has been charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Possession of Explicit Images of Minors), Promoting Obscene Material and Criminal Explicit Contact.
The investigation began with a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), referencing video files allegedly depicting the exploitation of a minor.
According to officials, It is alleged that the defendant was in possession of numerous videos of himself engaged in an online chat website called “Omegle,” wherein he allegedly exposed himself to several 14-year-old victims.
The victims in these instances have been identified by law enforcement.
Officials said that Rave was arrested on the above charges on May 26 and, after his arrest, was transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility.
Upon being formally advised of the charges against him, he was released pursuant to Criminal Justice Reform and is pending a Pre-Indictment Conference on June 28, 2022.
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent until he is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.