Press Release


For Immediate Release:

March 21, 2022

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of MICHAEL ALFONE (DOB: 2/14/1943; married; retired) of 163 Arch Street, Ramsey, NJ on a child pornography charge. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

On Friday, March 4, 2022, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of MICHAEL ALFONE during the course of a months-long Internet child pornography investigation. The investigation revealed that ALFONE used the Internet to view, download, and possess approximately 100 digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children.

As a result of the investigation, MICHAEL ALFONE was arrested on Friday, March 18, 2022 in Paramus, NJ and charged with third-degree possession of child pornography, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)5(b)iii. ALFONE is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing in Hackensack, New Jersey on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

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. Prosecutor Musella thanks the Ramsey Police Department for their assistance, as well as the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, the Lyndhurst Police Department, and the Paramus Police Department which participate in the Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force.