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New Jersey Man Arrested for Child Endangerment in Connection with Online Chat

Morris County

By: Najla Alexander

Authorities in Morris County announced that Brian J. Cariddi, 39, of Hanover Township, has been charged in connection with multiple online communications allegedly made with a minor located in North Carolina between December 11, 2022, and January 10, 2023.

Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll said the defendant is alleged to have engaged in explicit conversations with the male child victim.

According to officials, the defendant also alleged to have exposed his intimate parts during online conversations and asked the minor victim to send images of the child’s intimate parts.

Officials said the incident remains under investigation, and no further information will be released at this time.

The name and identity of the victim will not be released, authorities say. 

As a result of the investigation, the defendant was arrested on March 8 and charged with one count of second degree Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child – Production of CSAM, one count of third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child – Explicit Conduct, and one count of fourth-degree Lewdness, officials stated.