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Ex-News Director From Dumont Charged With Downloading 500 Child Porn Images

Sean Western
Sean Western Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

A former news director who grew up in Emerson was arrested Friday and charged with downloading 500 kiddie porn images following a raid at his Dumont home.

A judge freed Sean Western, 37, hours after he was booked into the Bergen County Jail.

Western "used the Internet to view, possess, and store to distribute approximately 500 digital files depicting nude or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children," Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo said.

Western, on his LinkedIn page, says he worked for nearly six years for the MSG Network, serving as associate director on the TV version of WFAN radio's "Boomer & Carton" show.

The FDU grad said he also worked as an associate director for WNYW/WWOR over the same period.

An MSG representative told Daily Voice on Friday that Western "hasn’t worked for us in over a year."

Western was scheduled for a Nov. 15 first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on charges of possessing child pornography.

Calo thanked Dumont police for their roles, as well as the Lyndhurst, Oradell, and Paramus police departments, which participate in his Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force

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