A New Jersey teacher’s aide has been arrested and charged with child pornography possession and endangering a child through sexual contact.
Ryan Johnson, 47, is facing five total charges after he allegedly shared sexually explicit images with two minors via Snapchat, a social media platform that allows images to disappear after a specified amount of time, in July and August 2023, according to the Cumberland County prosecutor’s office.
Johnson is also alleged to have viewed an image depicting child pornography through Snapchat.
The 47-year-old was a teacher’s aid at Cumberland Regional High School during the 2022-2023 school year, when both of the victims he targeted were students at the high school. Johnson did not work at the high school, however, when the alleged crimes occurred.
Johnson was also briefly employed at Bridgeton High School during the fall of 2023 and previously worked for Hopewell Crest Elementary between September 2019 and June 2022.
His social media profiles state that he is divorced.
Authorities continue to investigate the allegations made against Johnson and are asking anyone with information about the suspect or his conduct to contact New Jersey State Police Detective Wegfahrt at 856-451-0100.
Tipsters can also send information to CCPO.TIPS.