By: Yuritza Arroyo
Authorities in Hudson County announced that on Wednesday, March 1, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested a Jersey City man following an investigation into a sexually explicit conversation he had with a minor.
According to officials, Eric Schau, 32, is charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, crimes of the third degree.
Officials say he was arrested outside his residence and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance.
The State has filed a Detention Motion, which is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 7.
According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, they received information that an individual, who identified himself as a teacher, had engaged in a sexually explicit dialogue with a minor on the social media platform Discord.
Authorities say the investigation revealed Schau shared an explicit image and received child sex abuse material from a 14-year-old female out of state.
Schau was employed as a teacher at Elysian Charter School in Hoboken when the crimes were alleged to have occurred and has since been terminated from his position.