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Morris County man charged with possession of child sexual abuse materials

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris Township man has been charged with possession of child sexual abuse materials, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

Michael Rave, 53, was charged on May 26 with one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child (possession of child sexual abuse materials (CSAM)), four counts of third-degree promoting obscene material, and four counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.

The investigation began with a cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), referencing video files allegedly depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, Carroll said.

It is alleged that Rave was in possession of numerous videos of himself engaged in an online chat website called “Omegle,” wherein he allegedly exposed himself to several 14-year-old victims. The victims in these instances have been identified by law enforcement, Carroll said.

Rave was arrested and then transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility. Upon being formally advised of the charges against him, he was released pursuant to Criminal Justice Reform and is pending a Pre-Indictment Conference on June 28, Carroll said.

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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