TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR DENNIS CALO
DATE: FEBRUARY 25, 2019
Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of CHARLES J. JANDRIS (DOB: 5/20/1965; married; and employed as a children’s daycare finance director) of 59 Youngs Road, Mahwah, New Jersey on a charge of Possession Of Child Pornography. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.
In September 2018, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit received information that Charles J. JANDRIS viewed and/or possessed child pornography. A months-long investigation revealed JANDRIS used the Internet to view and possess digital files depicting nude and sexually explicit prepubescent children.
As a result of the investigation, Charles J. JANDRIS surrendered to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office on Friday, February 22, 2019 and was charged with one count of Possession Of Child Pornography in an amount less than 100 files, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(B)5(B)iii, a 3rd degree crime. JANDRIS is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on March 13, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and thanks the Mahwah Police Department for its assistance, as well as the Lyndhurst Police Department, which participates in the Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force.