Monmouth Regional H.S. teacher arrested in nationwide child pornography ring

A teacher from Monmouth Regional High School was arrested as part of an investigation into a nationwide child pornography ring.

The investigation started in Texas, then led to California and finally to Ocean County where a man from Manchester was arrested. His arrest led the county computer crimes unit to a teacher at the Monmouth school. Ocean County Prosecutor Thomas Kelaher says 52-year-old Cecilia Schneider was distributing child pornography through the Internet to Manchester resident Thomas Swieder.

Schneider, of Little Egg Harbor, was charged with aggravated sexual assault to child pornography. The superintendent of the school says he will be suspending Schneider pending the outcome of the investigation. He also says the allegations against the teacher of 25 years did not involve any Monmouth Regional students.

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