RIVER VALE, NJ MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE MATERIAL
For Immediate Release:
June 8, 2023
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JOHN J. DEFILIPPO (DOB: 09/12/1959; single; mechanic) of 561 Westwood Avenue, River Vale, NJ on a charge of possession of child sexual abuse material. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.
On Thursday, June 8, 2023, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of JOHN DEFILIPPO during a months-long Internet child sexual abuse material investigation. The investigation revealed that DEFILIPPO used the Internet to view, download, and possess items depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent children.
As a result of the investigation, JOHN DEFILIPPO was arrested on Thursday, June 8, 2023, in River Vale, NJ and charged with third-degree possession of child sexual abuse material, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4b(5)(b)(iii). DEFILIPPO was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.
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 River Vale Police Department for its assistance, as well as the Bergen County and Morris County Sheriff’s Offices, and the Washington Township and Lyndhurst Police Departments, which participate in the Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force.