By: Najla Alexander
Authorities in Bergen County announced the arrest of Robert Setnitzky, 61, of Montvale, currently incarcerated at Northern State Prison, on the charge of possession of explicit images of 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 Jason Love.
Officials said on Thursday, July 13, 2023, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Cyber Crimes Unit was contacted by New Jersey State parole officers regarding a parolee who violated the terms of his release and was believed to be in possession of explicit images of minors.
Setnitzky was arrested on July 13, 2023, in Montvale by parole officers for violating the conditions of his release, authorities say.
Subsequently, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Cyber Crimes Unit conducted an investigation that involved a search of Setnitzky's electronic devices, which revealed that Setnitzky viewed, downloaded, and/or possessed items depicting explicit images of prepubescent and pubescent children, officials stated.
Officials said as a result of the investigation, on January 5, 2024, Robert Setnitzky was charged with third-degree possession of explicit images of minors.
Setnitzky was served with a complaint warrant at the Northern State Prison, where he remains in custody, officials say.