Dover Resident Arrested for Child Pornography

Published on January 24, 2024

Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Chief of Detectives Robert McNally, and Town of Dover Chief of Police Jonathan Delaney announce the arrest of Richard Ferrarie-Lofredo, age 37, of the Town of Dover, in connection with possession of Child Sex Abuse Material (CSAM).

The defendant has been charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Possession of CSAM), a third-degree crime in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4B(5)(b)(iii).

The investigation began with a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) referencing media files, allegedly depicting the sexual exploitation or abuse of minors. The media files were allegedly uploaded to Reddit, an internet-based social platform, by the defendant. It is further alleged that the defendant possessed additional items of CSAM on an electronic device.

Ferrarie-Lofredo was arrested on the above charges on January 12, 2024.  Following his arrest, he was released pursuant to the Criminal Justice Reform Act with pretrial release conditions that include monitoring and no internet usage.

Prosecutor Carroll would like to acknowledge the Dover Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for their efforts in this investigation.

If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of the Sex Crimes / Child Endangerment Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite these accusations, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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