Attorney Tarver Represents Accused in Case of Disappearance of Rosie O'Donnell's Daughter

On Monday August 24, the judge presiding over the case of the kidnapping of Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter passed on reducing bail for the accused, a 25 year old Barnegat resident. The defendant is currently being held on $40,000 bond which Tarver had petition to be reduced by half.

The accused was arrested the Friday before and charged with distribution of obscenity to a minor and endangering the welfare of a child according to the Ocean County prosecutor. The defendant’s home was searched and detectives recovered the girl’s cell phone which appeared to show “inappropriate communications over the last several weeks” between the defendant and the girl.

Tarver had argued that his client was not a flight risk and should thus have his bail reduced, saying “While he does have a criminal history, the record shows that he’s always appeared (in court).”

The defendant is currently on probation for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute. In December 2013 he had been sentenced to two years’ probation.