WEST CALDWELL - CHILD PORN POSSESSION ARREST OF ETHAN WEINER, 29
by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
WEST CALDWELL - Thursday morning about 6am the home of Ethan Weiner at Orton Road near Dana Road was investigated with a search warrant after an investigation by Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force found cause to investigate.
Agents from Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, New Jersey State Police, Homeland Security Investigations and West Caldwell Police responded and devices and digital storage media were seized. Agents reportedly found more than 1,000 items depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Ethan Weiner was charged with second degree endangering the welfare of a child
During the search Ethan's brother Adam, 32, was charged with possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of school property.
Ethan Weiner was released on pre-trial monitoring. Adam Weiner was charged on a summons.