68-Year-Old Man Charged for After Alert from National Center for Exploited Children

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LAKE HOPATCONG, NJ – A 68-year-old man was charged for distribution of child sexual abuse material and arrested, according to a joint statement by Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, and Jefferson Township Police Department Chief Paul Castimore.

William Mickel, age 68, of Lake Hopatcong, was arrested and charged on multiple counts related to sharing indecent photographs of children on the internet.

“It is alleged that on or about January 25, 2022, [Mickel] was in possession of numerous videos and material depicting children in various prohibited sexual acts, constituting possession of child sexual abuse material. In addition, it is alleged that Mickel was not only in possession of the above materials, but that he distributed same,” the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office said after it was alerted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

Mickel was arrested on the above charges on April 22, 2022, and after his arrest, he was transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility. Upon being formally advised of the charges against him, he was released pursuant to Criminal Justice Reform, and is pending a Pre-Indictment Conference on May 31, 2022.

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