By: Najla Alexander
Authorities in Morris County announced the sentencing of Michael Rave, 54, formerly of Morris Township, now residing in Pennsville Township.
Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said on January 31, the defendant pled guilty to one count of Endangering the Welfare of a minors (Possession of CSAM) third-degree crime, and one count of Criminal Sexual Contact, a fourth-degree crime.
According to Prosecutor Carroll, the investigation began with a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), referencing video files depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor.
The investigation revealed that the defendant also possessed numerous videos of himself engaged in an online chat website called “Omegle,” wherein he exposed himself to several 14- year-old victims, authorities say.
Officials say the victims in these instances have been identified by law enforcement.
According to officials, the defendant was sentenced on May 19 by the Honorable Noah Franzblau J.S.C. to two years of probation, continued sex offender therapy, and community notification under Megan’s Law.