NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A St. Joseph’s of Metuchen High School history teacher was charged earlier today with possession of child pornography. According to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Metuchen Police Chief David Irizarry, St. Joes’ Brother John Spalding, a 74-year-old resident of the school, was charged with one count of possessing child pornography as he voluntarily surrendered at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick.

Bail for Spalding was set at $75,000. The arrest was made after an investigation determined that Brother Spalding maintained child pornography on a computer at the school on June 21, 2015. The charge was filed after a search of the computer was completed. The investigation began after an unidentified official contacted police.

The Police consider this an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Doherty of the Metuchen Police Department at (732) 632-8501, or Detective Abromaitis of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4436.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charge against Brother Spalding is merely an accusation and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.