Pine Hill, NJ Councilman Quits Amid Child Endangerment Charges
PINE HILL, NJ (CBS) - A member of the borough council in Pine Hill, Camden County, has handed in his resignation as he deals with child endangerment charges against him.
Charles Reilly is facing 10 counts of child endangerment in connection with his position as a teacher at Pine Hill Middle School. It’s alleged that he urged young boys to engage in sexual activity.
He is also accused of possessing and distributing kiddie porn.
Reilly is on paid leave from his teaching position, but the arrest prompted to resign from Borough Council, effective immediately.
“I thought it was in his best interests and certainly in Council’s best interests,” said Pine Hill mayor Fred Constantino, “in light of all the circumstances and the issues that he had to deal with.”
Camden County prosecutors are still looking into the matter, and additional charges may be filed.
The school district has brought in extra guidance counselors to advise students and staff.
Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060.