MORRIS PLAINS, NJ MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
For Immediate Release:
January 6, 2023
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of AMIT BHATT (DOB: 7/05/1979; married; accountant) of Morris Plains, NJ on a charge of possession of child pornography. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Lyndhurst Police Department under the direction of Chief Richard L. Jarvis.
An investigation began in January 2022 when the Lyndhurst Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding the alleged sexual assault of a child. Detectives determined that AMIT BHATT was in possession of child pornography.
As a result of the ongoing investigation, on Thursday, January 5, 2023, AMIT BHATT was charged with third-degree possession of child pornography, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4b(5)(b)(iii). BHATT was served with the charge while in custody at the Morris County Correctional Facility. He remains there pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court.
Prosecutor Musella states that the charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would like to thank the Lyndhurst Police Department for their assistance in the investigation.