SEPTEMBER 22, 2015, 4:24 PM LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015, 9:40 PM
BY ABBOTT KOLOFF
STAFF WRITER |
HACKENSACK — A 17-year-old city resident was arrested today on juvenile charges related to Internet threats he allegedly made against President Obama and the White House, saying he was going to be part of an attack at the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero in Manhattan and that he has friends in ISIS who are planning to attack New York City, authorities said in a news release.
The boy, who was not identified because he is being charged as a juvenile, is also a suspect in swatting incidents in New Albany, Ind., and an investigation into those incidents uncovered “threats being made from the suspect’s residence in Hackensack,” Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said.
Authorities searched the suspect’s house on Tuesday morning after receiving a search warrant in court, Molinelli said, adding that “additional charges” could be filed after authorities examine “electronic devices that were seized.” The prosecutor said charges related to the incidents in Indiana “are expected to be filed shortly.”
Molinelli did not provide details about the alleged threats and did not immediately respond to requests for more information. He said in the release that the boy, identified only as J.C., allegedly “used the Internet to send threatening messages” toward the president of the United States and White House and also “made threatening references to being involved in an attack on the 9/11 Memorial and having ‘friends’ in ISIS who are planning an attack on New York City.”
SCOTT SELDERS OF RIDGEWOOD CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
Monday, November 17, 2014, 04:39 PM
PROSECUTOR JOHN L. MOLINELLI
Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of SCOTT SELDERS, Ridgewood , New Jersey, on charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor (specifically, Possession of Child Pornography). SELDERS was arrested on Friday, November 14, 2014, without incident.
The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO.
The arrest stemmed from an Internet investigation in which SELDERS was using the internet to acquire images and videos depicting child pornography. In this case, the child pornography contained over 100 images as well as over 25 videos of pre-pubescent children engaged in sexual acts. As a result of a court authorized search warrant at SELDER’S residence, his computer and additional items were seized that contained these images and videos. Also seized were a small amount of marijuana and related drug paraphernalia.
Scott SELDERS was charged with one (1) count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child for being in possession of child pornography, one (1) count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, namely marijuana in a quantity under fifty (50) grams, and one (1) count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail for SELDERS was set by the Honorable Jay Kim at $20,000.00 with no ten percent cash alternative and restrictive internet usage. Scott SELDERS was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.
Prosecutor Molinelli states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would also like to thank the Ridgewood Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.
AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE,
RIDGEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
ONE (1) COUNT OF ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4B (5)B
3RD DEGREE CRIME
ONE (1) COUNT OF POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY MARIJUANA, IN A QUANTITY OF FIFTY (50) GRAMS OR LESS, IN VIOLATION OF 2C: 35-10A(4), A DISORDERLY PERSONS OFFENSE
ONE (1) COUNT OF POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2, A DISORDERLY PERSONS OFFENSE
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $20,000.00 NO TEN % LIMITED INTERNET
PRESENT STATUS: BERGEN COUNTY JAIL