MAYS LANDING — The principal of Pleasantville High School was arrested Wednesday on child-porn charges, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced Wednesday.

Edward Bonek, 48, of Absecon, is charged with possession of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, possession of child pornography with intent to distribute, maintaining a file-sharing program making child pornography available for distribution, and official misconduct.

Bonek was at the Atlantic County jail awaiting a detention hearing.

Members of the Pleasantville school administration and school board did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Bonek was still listed as principal of the high school on the Pleasantville public schools’ website.

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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