Little Ferry councilman accused of soliciting sex from teens online

A prominent elected official from Little Ferry is behind bars Tuesday night. Councilman Frank Mudry, who is also the Borough Police Commissioner, is accused of chatting with teenage girls on the Internet to try and convince them to meet him for sex.

Police say Mudry was surfing online chat rooms, soliciting what he thought were two 14-year-old girls for sex. They say he allegedly sent nude photos of himself over the Web and described sex acts he wanted to perform on the girls. According to Passaic County Sheriff Jerry Speziale, the 39-year-old father of two was never chatting with teenagers but instead chatting with someone with the county's Internet Crimes Unit.

Councilman Mudry has been charged with attempted sexual assault, enticing a minor and endangering the welfare of a child. He remains in jail on $100,000 bail. In his neighborhood, the councilman's re-election signs have been taken down and those who voted for him expressed their shock in the charges.

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