Friday, September 16th, 2016
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp has announced that Nicholas Schumacher, 30, of Randolph, has been sentenced to three years in New Jersey state prison and was fined $1500 fine on a charge of Endangering the Welfare of a Child – Distribution of Child Pornography.
Superior Court Judge Catherine Enright, at a hearing in Morristown today, also required Schumacher to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law.
The defendant, Schumacher, a public school teacher in Bloomfield at the time of the incident, was required to relinquish his teaching certificate and forfeit future public employment in New Jersey. He originally pleaded guilty to the charge on July 26.
The initial investigation commenced in 2015 when the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that child pornography was being uploaded by the defendant from his residence in Randolph, and also from his place of employment in Bloomfield.
The investigation also revealed that Schumacher was in possession of a number of images of child pornography.
Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Meg Rodriguez represented the State during the Court proceedings.
Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank Randolph Police, Bloomfield Police, the State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Section, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit for their assistance with this prosecution.
Inquiries should be directed to Public Information Officer Paul Merkler at [email protected] or (973) 285-6215.