New Jersey day care finance director arrested on child porn charge

MAHWAH, New Jersey (WABC) -- An employee of a day care center -- who is also a former councilman and EMT captain -- has been arrested on a child porn charge.

Officials announced Monday that Charles Jandris is facing a charge of possession of child porn.

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office received a tip in September 2018 that Jandris possessed child porn. Their months-long investigation revealed Jandris used the internet to view and keep digital files depicting nude and sexually explicit children.

Aside from working as a day care's finance director, Mahwah Mayor John Roth said Jandris was a former EMT and captain of an ambulance squad as well as a former councilman and former member of the Mahwah Planning Board.

"The news reports about Mr. Jandris are disturbing and regrettable. However there is a presumption of innocence while the judicial process runs its course," Roth said.

Jandris surrendered to authorities on Friday and is scheduled to appear in court next month.

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