Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that Theodore Melhorn, 63, of Livingston was arrested on Thursday night for possessing child pornography.
Melhorn, who owns S.A.A.F.E Alarm, a security alarm company in Livingston, inadvertently left a notebook at a customer’s home containing pornographic photographs of young males between the ages of 12 to 14.
Officers subsequently obtained a search warrant for Melhorn’s Livingston home. Members of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit, along with officers from the Caldwell and Livingston Police Departments, executed a search warrant at Melhorn’s home last night and discovered numerous pornographic photograph images of prepubescent children.
Melhorn was placed under arrest and transported to the Caldwell Police Department where he was processed and released.
Acting Prosecutor Murray commended Officer Candice Marinaro and Det. Sgt. Anthony Marta of the Caldwell Police Department and Livingston Police Det. Collins for their outstanding work in this investigation.
These are accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they plead guilty or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.