Authorities in Passaic County reported the arrest of Mr. Mark Stinnard, 37, from Pompton Lakes.
They charged him with first degree Endangering the Welfare of a Minor for manufacturing Explicit Images of Minors, third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Minor for engaging in sexual conduct with a minor, third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Minor for possessing Explicit Images of Minors, and third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Minor for causing harm to a child.
Officials said in a statement, on Monday, April 23, 2018, the Riverdale Police Department received a report of a minor who had been sexually involved with a police officer from the Pompton Lakes Police Department.
Officials said it was determined that the offenses occurred in Passaic County, and as a result, the Sexual Investigations Unit of Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office conducted the investigation.
The resulting investigation revealed that Stinnard, a Pompton Lakes Police Officer, was having a sexual relationship with a child under 18. He would request that the child take nude photos and videos and send them to him in their connection.
According to officials, it was also determined that the sexual relationship occurred during Stinnard’s personal time and did not touch upon his employment as a police officer.
Police arrested Stinnard on September 27, without incident.
The investigation remains active and ongoing.