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UPDATE: 5th Grade Teacher Had Dozens Of Child Porn Images, Bergen Investigators Charge

Pasquale Bernaldo-Antonelli
Pasquale Bernaldo-Antonelli Photo Credit: Rover.com

A Tenafly elementary school teacher was arrested by investigators who said they found 32 child pornography images belonging to him stored on a cloud.

Pasquale Bernaldo-Antonelli, 42, remained held in the Bergen County Jail on Friday, charged with child endangerment by possessing and/or viewing images of child pornography and/or abuse following his arrest the day before by detectives from Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella's office.

The investigators said they traced a child-porn complaint from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in January to Bernaldo-Antonelli.

Bernaldo-Antonelli -- also known as "Pash" -- began his 12th year teaching elementary students, the past seven at the K-5 Ralph S. Maugham Elementary School in Tenafly, records show.

He also offers pet-sitting services at the Garfield home he shares with his partner.

Tenafly Schools Supt. Shauna DeMarco confirmed on Thursday that a teacher was arrested without identifying Bernaldo-Antonelli by name.

In a letter to the district, she wrote that a replacement would be announced within a few days.

“The administration will retain a replacement teacher and the administration will be meeting with the parents and/or guardians of the students affected by the replacement of their teacher over the next several days,” DeMarco added.

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