A Roselle NJ man who used to teach gym and coach wrestling in East Orange has been charged with possession of child pornography.
The suspect, a 39-year-old Roselle resident, worked at Costley Middle School in East Orange and East Orange Campus High School as both a wrestling coach and a physical education teacher.
In 2015, police placed the suspect under arrest. The arrest came at the end of an investigation into allegations that he used the Internet to upload sexual images of juveniles. According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect accessed a computer at East Orange Campus High School and distributed the images of child pornography.
Moreover, police searched the suspect’s home in Roselle NJ and reportedly discovered “a major indoor marijuana growing operation.”
The suspect was charged with multiple crimes, including possession of child pornography and marijuana production, distribution, and possession.
Now the suspect may be headed to trial in Essex County Superior Court after a grand jury indicted him on the criminal charges.
For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Former N.J. Gym Teacher Indicted on Child Porn, Drug Charges.”