Ridgewood Man charged with possessing Child Pornography

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In Ridgewood a 49-year-old man had several hundred images and videos of pre-pubescent children engaged in sexual acts on his computer, according to prosecutors. Scott Selders, of Brookside Avenue in Ridgewood, NJ was arrested Friday 11/14/2014 on charges of endangering the welfare of a minor following an investigation by detectives from the prosecutor’s office, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said. According to Molinelli, a search warrant of Selders’s residence revealed a collection of illicit child pornography images and videos. There were over 100 images and more than 25 videos were discovered at the in Selder s home. Detectives also found marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia inside the home, the prosecutor said. Selders, who owns a disc golf art store in New York State, made $20,000 bail on Friday, according to jail records. He will be arraigned today in Central Municipal Court.

The most serious charge that Selders faces is the endangering the welfare of a minor charge for possessing child pornography, which is a crime of the 4th degree. Had Selders been charged with a distributing or disseminating the child pornography, the charge would have been elevated to a 2nd degree. Nevertheless, if convicted of the 4th degree offense, Selders faces up to 18 months in NJ State Prison. On a child pornography charge there is no exposure to Megan’s Law because the charge falls under the endangering statue and therefore not considered a sexually base offense.