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Former Morris County man sentenced to probation for possession of child sexual abuse materials and criminal sexual contact

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A former Morris County man was sentenced to probation for possession of child sexual abuse materials and criminal sexual contact, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

Michael Rave, 54, formerly of Morris Township and now residing in Pennsville Township, NJ was sentenced on May 19 by the Honorable Noah Franzblau J.S.C. to a two-year period of probation, continued sex offender therapy, and community notification under Megan’s Law, Carroll said.

Rave pled guilty on Jan. 31 to one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child (possession of CSAM), and one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, Carroll said.

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 Rave was also in possession of numerous videos of himself engaged in an online chat website called “Omegle,” wherein he exposed himself to several 14-year-old victims, Carroll said.

“The victims in these instances have been identified by law enforcement,” Carroll said.

Prosecutor Carroll thanked the Morris Township Police Department, Department of Homeland Security, Morris County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT), New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for their efforts in the investigation, arrest, and conviction.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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