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January 28, 2014

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Troopers Arrest Elizabeth Music Teacher for the
Distribution of Child Pornography

Edison, N.J. - An investigation by the New Jersey State Police Digital Technology Investigations Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) has led to arrest of a music teacher from Elizabeth for downloading and sharing child pornography from his home computer.

The 5-month investigation focused on the alleged sharing of videos and images of child pornography by Ronald Scott, 61, of Edison, a music teacher in the Elizabeth school district. On Friday, January 24, detectives executed a court authorized search warrant at Scottís residence recovering, two desk top computers, two external hard drives, and multiple computer discs. A preliminary examination of the seized computer equipment revealed numerous videos and images of child pornography.

Scott was taken into custody at his residence in Edison and charged with Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography. He was lodged in the Middlesex County Jail in default of $50,000 cash bail. As a condition of bail, Scott was prohibited from contact with anyone under the age of 18 years old.

The case will be prosecuted by the Division of Criminal Justice under the Office of the Attorney General. The Edison Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office also assisted with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Digital Technology Investigations Unit at (609)584-5051 ext. 5624.

Charges are merely accusations and the accused is innocent until proven guilty.

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Ronald Scott, 61, of Edison

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