RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. -- A California man was being held pending extradition to New Jersey after investigators charged him with exchanging sexually explicit messages and images with a 10-year-old Ridgefield Park youngster.
George Derugin, 29, of Burlingame, faces charges of aggravated sexual assault, manufacturing child pornography and child endangerment.
Derugin was arrested after investigators from the Burlingame, Culver City, and San Jose police departments, as well as the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit. executed search warrants at two California locations on Tuesday, Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said.
Derugin, who Molinelli said is single and unemployed, was in custody in Culver City. A judge in Hackensack set $200,000 once he ends up in Bergen County.
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