Pine Hill Teacher, Former Councilman Talked Sex With Boys: DA

Middle school teacher allegedly had sexually explicit conversations with 10 boys

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    Former Pine Hill Councilman and middle school art teacher Charles Reilly faces various sex charges.

    A New Jersey art teacher, who was also a Pine Hill Councilman, is facing multiple counts of child pornography and endangering the welfare of 10 children after allegedly trying to get one young boy to take explicit photos of himself, and trying to get other boys to talk about sex and masturbation.

    Charles Reilly -- a Pine Hill Middle School art teacher -- was arrested last week on charges of endangering the welfare of a child after he allegedly had sexual conversations online and in person with a young boy who attends Pine Hill Middle School.

    The charges against Reilly multiplied Monday, as police and the Camden County Prosecutor's Office discovered that Reilly allegedly had sexually explicit and inappropriate conversations with nine other boys between the ages of 12 and 15. Some of these interactions may have taken place over two years, police say.

    Reilly would talk to the boys about masturbation, encourage the boys to masturbate and then tell him about it and in two cases Reilly asked the boys to bring him the tissues they used during masturbation, according to authorities.

    In an online conversation with an undercover investigator posing as a boy, Reilly spoke about masturbating, how to undress, clean up and bring the tissues to school to make an art project, authorities say.

    Reilly also has been charged with three counts of creation and distribution of child pornography after he tried to get a boy to take photos of himself, says the Prosecutor's Office.

    Reilly teaches art at the school, runs the school’s art club and is the coach of the track team and soccer team.

    On Tuesday afternoon he resigned his post on the borough's council, Pine Hill officials said.

    Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is asking for anyone with information about other incidents with Reilly to contact them at 856.225.8400.