Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Honors Ellen “Ellie” M. Long for 50 Years of Dedicated Service

On July 19, 2019 Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp presented Ellie Long with a Distinguished Service Award celebrating her 50 years of service with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. Numerous members of the office were present at this tribute to her. Ellie has been a part of nine different administrations throughout her career, and has played an important role in the success of each one. She began her career at the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office under Prosecutor Charles M. Egan, Jr. in 1969 and remains an invaluable member of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Support Staff.

Prosecutor Knapp said, “Ellie has been and continues to be a key member of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Juvenile/Missing Persons Unit. We wish Ellie warm congratulations for reaching this impressive milestone and we hope to continue working with her in years to come”.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Honors Ellen “Ellie” M. Long for 50 Years of Dedicated Service
From left: First Assistant Prosecutor Tom Zelante, Ellie Long, Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Sergeant Keisha Higgs, and Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Sam DeNegri.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.

Man Charged with Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Robert McNally, and Chief Darren Dachisen of the Madison Borough Police Department announces the arrest of Gary Anderson, age 44, of Madison, N.J.

It is alleged that Anderson utilized his home computer to upload images of child pornography and distributed said images between the dates of December 16, 2018 and July 18, 2019.  The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office was first alerted to the computer upload by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  Anderson has been charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the Distribution of Child Pornography in violation of N.J.S.A 2C:24-4b(5)(a)(i), a crime of the second degree and for the Possession of Child Pornography in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4b(5)(b)(iii), a crime of the third degree.

After Anderson’s arrest, he was transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a court appearance scheduled for July 19, 2019.

Anyone with information relating to this case or any related incident is asked to call Detective/Supervisor Jazmin Munoz-Felder of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6233.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office’s Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Madison Borough Police Department, and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Criminal Investigations Section whose efforts contributed to the investigation and resolution of the matter.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, this defendant is presumed innocent until he is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Supervisor Spence Osaigbovo Joins Panel for Rutgers University Summer Program

On July 15, 2019, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Supervisor Spence Osaigbovo participated in a panel discussion at the Rutgers University “RU Ready For Work” summer enrichment program for socio-economically challenged 10th-12th grade students. The summer enrichment program provides an immersion experience for students hoping to join the public service, healthcare, and criminal justice fields. Detective Supervisor Osaigbovo was asked to join the panel based upon the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office partnership with NOBLE (National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives) and the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice.

The panel consisted of members of the Criminal Justice system who work in various fields, such as a Judge, FBI agent, Patrol Officer, and a Detective. The program covered what it takes to become a member of the law enforcement field, and what is to be expected in each specific career path. An engaging question and answer session was held following the panel discussion for the members of the program.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said, “We are glad to partner with NOBLE and Rutgers University in this exceptional program. By educating young people about the Criminal Justice system we can hopefully enable them in their prospective careers”.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Supervisor Spence Osaigbovo Joins Panel for Rutgers University Summer Program
From left: Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Supervisor Spence Osaigbovo, Essex County College Police Officer Sergio Castro, and Brian Orellana from the FBI.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.