PARSIPPANY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief Paul Philipps of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department announce the arrest of Matthew Maire, 25, of Butler, Pennsylvania for two counts of Endangering the Welfare of Children and Obscenity for Persons Under 18.
The charges stem from allegations that Maire sent photographs of his intimate parts to the alleged victim, an eight-year old female. Maire also requested and received intimate photographs from the same alleged victim. Their contact was a one day event. The victim disclosed the allegations to a family member.
Maire and victim met and communicated on “SayHi”, a cellphone messenger application, where he identified himself as “Tyler,” with an associated screen name of “mcoolmanpa.”
On Tuesday, November 17, Maire was charged with:
- one count of Endangering the Welfare of Children, Causing a Child to Engage in Child Pornography, a crime of the first degree;
- one count of Endangering the Welfare of Children, a crime of the third degree;
- and one count of Obscenity for Persons Under 18, a crime of the third degree.
Anyone with information relating to these charges is urged to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit at (973-) 285-6200.
Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department, specifically, Det. Dan Cicala and Sgt. Tom Lesiak; the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Section, specifically Lt. Bruce Dunn and Det. Doug Laird; the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit; the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Child Predator Section, specifically Agent Duane Tabak; and the Butler City Police Department.
Editors Note: A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.