Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Pine Hill Police Chief Chris Winters reported the indictment of a Pine Hill Middle School art teacher and boys soccer coach on 92 counts related to child abuse.
Charles Reilly, M/44, of East Pine Street in Pine Hill, was indicted by a Grand Jury January 23 and the indictment was made public today. The counts against Reilly are as follows:
- 1 count of 2nd degree Sexual Assault
- 18 counts of 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child
- 18 counts of 2nd degree Official Misconduct
- 1 count of 2nd degree Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child
- 2 counts of 2nd degree Luring or Enticing a Child
- 3 counts of Attempted Creation and Distribution of Child Pornogaphy (a 2nd degree
- 1 count of 2nd degree Attempted Official Misconduct
- 5 counts of Hindering Apprehension
- 42 counts of 4th degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child
The indictment resulted from evidence presented by 17 separate male students from Pine Hill Middle School. It is alleged one student was the victim of sexual touching in June 2007. It is further alleged that other victims received inappropriate sexual communications from Reilly on diverse dates from 2006 to March 2011, when Reilly was arrested. The victims ranged in age from 12 to 16 at the time of the interactions with Reilly. During the course of the investigation Reilly engaged in inappropriate sexual interactions over the internet with an undercover officer posing as a student and asked the undercover officer to delete electronic communications of a sexual nature.
The 42 counts of 4th degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child were filed due to the child pornography found in Reilly’s possession. These did not appear to be images of children Reilly knew.
Reilly has been suspended with pay since his arrest, and the school district intends to suspend him without pay now that the indictment has been made public.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are innocent unless and until convicted in a court of law.