A Morris Township man who serves on the Morris County Board of Elections has been accused of possessing child pornography.
According to Morris County prosecutors, the 73-year-old suspect committed the sex crimes from January 2010 until September 2015. The suspect allegedly possessed and viewed a number of photographs of children engaging in sexual acts.
Detectives with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office conducted an investigation into the suspect. The suspect was eventually charged with endangering the welfare of a child. He was served with a criminal complaint but not taken into custody by police.
Additionally, the suspect was charged with simple possession of marijuana because he allegedly had pot on his person when police served him with the criminal complaint.
After the charges were filed, the suspect was suspended from his position on the Morris County Board of Elections. He has worked on the elections board since August 2004.
The suspect, who resides in Morris Township, NJ, recently appeared in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown and entered a plea of not guilty to the criminal charges.
The suspect will have to return to Morris County Superior Court in February to answer the charges against him. It is expected that the New Jersey Deputy Attorney General, not the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, will handle the case.
For additional information about this case, access the DailyRecord.com article, “Morris Worker in Court on Child Porn Charge.”