A newly hired police dispatcher was arrested this morning — before he could leave the house for his first full day of work — on charges of having sex with an underaged girl.
But that’s not the worst of it for Anthony Engstrom of Maywood: Detectives found he’d been trasmitting child porn on his home computer, said Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli.
Engstrom had sex with the girl, who is now 15, a couple of times last year while he was an assistant basketball coach with a local youth athletic league, Molinelli said. She wasn’t on the team, he noted.
Detectives investigating the case turned up the kiddie porn, which Molinelli said didn’t include any photos of the girl.
Charges against Engstrom include sexual assault — for what amounts to statutory rape, under New Jersey law, as well as possession and distribution of child pornography. He was being held on $100,000 bail at the Bergen County Jail.