New Jersey man charged with travelling to Delaware to meet potential victim;
Newark man arrested and charged with distribution of child pornography
DOVER – Investigations by the Delaware Child Predator Task Force resulted in the arrests of two men in separate incidents last week – including one in which a New Jersey man traveled to Delaware for the purpose of meeting an underage victim – Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden announced Wednesday.
On Friday, Nov. 7, an undercover online investigation by the Child Predator Task Force resulted in the arrest of a New Jersey man in the parking lot of the Quality Inn & Suites Skyways on N. DuPont Highway in New Castle. The online investigation involved monitoring chatrooms and communications between the man and an undercover investigator. In the course of the electronic communications, the subject arranged to meet the undercover investigator at the motel for the purposes of having sex with a 14-year-old boy. When the man arrived at the hotel, Delaware State Troopers arrested him without incident. Arrested was Michael T. Motto, 22, of 33 Aldridge Way in Sewell, NJ. He was charged with one count of attempted solicitation of a child, one count of attempted sexual exploitation of a child and 25 counts of dealing in child pornography (a search warrant executed following Motto’s arrest at the Quality Inn & Suites found images of child pornography on an electronic device in Motto’s possession). He is being held in lieu of $1.62 million cash bail at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center. The Task Force’s investigation into Motto is continuing. Anyone who has information about him should call the Task Force at 302-739-2030.
On Wednesday, Nov. 5, an investigation in the distribution of child pornography over the Internet led the Child Predator Task Force to a residence at 51 Cheswold Blvd., Apartment 3D, in Newark. The Task Force executed a search warrant that found 10 videos of child pornography on an electronic device in the residence. The Task Force arrested the occupier of the residence, Purvest L. Allen, 39. Allen was arraigned via videophone at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and ordered held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $200,000 secured bond.