Press Release


For Immediate Release:
January 19, 2024

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of GEORGE M. SILEBI (DOB: 04/02/1996; single; student) of 58 Sheridan Avenue, Waldwick, 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, January 11, 2024, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of GEORGE SILEBI during an Internet child sexual abuse material investigation. The investigation revealed that SILEBI used the Internet to view, download, and possess items depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children.

Members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit travelled to Norwalk, Connecticut where, with the coordination and assistance of the Connecticut State Police and the Norwalk (CT) Police Department, GEORGE SILEBI was arrested on Thursday, January 11, 2024, and charged with third-degree possession of child pornography, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4b(5)(b)(iii). SILEBI was processed by the Norwalk Police Department and released on bail. On Tuesday, January 16, 2024, SILEBI surrendered to Bergen County authorities and 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 Waldwick Police Department, Connecticut State Police, Norwalk (CT) Police Department, and New York City Police Department for their assistance, as well as the Paramus, Hasbrouck Heights, and Washington Township Police Departments, which participate in the Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force.