Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker and Chief Frank Perna of the Denville Township Police Department announce that Paul Iantosca, age 52, of Randolph, New Jersey, has been charged with one count of Luring in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6(a), a crime of the second degree, one count of Attempted Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1(a)(1)/2C:14-2(c(3)(b), a crime of the second degree; and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C: 24-4(a)1, a crime of the third degree. Iantosca is the Principal at Valleyview Middle School in Denville, New Jersey.
These charges relate to actions Mr. Iantosca is alleged to have engaged in with a 16 year old former student. The defendant was charged and is currently lodged at the Morris County Correctional Facility in accordance with Criminal Justice Reform. No further information will be released at this time.
Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Denville Township Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, whose efforts contributed to the investigation of the matter.
Anyone with information relating to these or any related incident is asked to call Detective Lydia Negron at the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6213 or Det. Scot Tobin at the Denville Police Department at 973-627-4900 x9.
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.