MORRISTOWN, NJ – A former Bloomfield teacher who lives in Randolph was sentenced today to three years in prison and fined $1,500 for uploading to the Internet child pornography, said authorities.
The man, Nicholas Schumacher, 30, was also required to relinquish his teaching certificate and he is banned from future public employment in New Jersey, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp in announcing the sentencing.
In imposing the sentence, state Superior Court Judge Catherine Enright also said Schumacher must register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law, according to Knapp.
Schumacher pled guilty on July 26 to a charge of endangering the welfare of a child, a second-degree crime, said the prosecutor. He was arrested in August 2015.
“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, New Jersey,” said Knapp in a statement. “The investigation also revealed that Schumacher was in possession of a number of images of child pornography.”
Knapp thanked the Randolph Township Police Department, the Bloomfield Police Department, the New Jersey 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 his office’s Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit.