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New Jersey Man Charged with Possession of Explicit Materials Involving Minors

Bergen County

By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Bergen County announced the arrest of Noel Q. Ricketts, 25, of East Rutherford, on charges of possession of explicit materials involving minors. 

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said the arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Matthew Finck.

Officials stated that on Friday, May 17, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of Noel Q. Ricketts during the course of an online explicit materials involving minors investigation.

According to officials, the investigation revealed that Ricketts used the Internet to view, download, and possess 3,700 items depicting explicit materials involving prepubescent and pubescent minors.

As a result of the investigation, officials said, Noel Q. Ricketts was arrested on Friday, May 17, in Paramus and charged with second-degree possession of explicit materials involving minors.

Officials say Ricketts was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.