A retired Fair Haven policeman and former borough official has taken a plea of endangering he welfare of a child after he was alleged to have used a Borough Hall computer to view child pornography, the Asbury Park Press reports today.

From the article:

William Acker, 52, resigned his posts as deputy borough clerk and assistant tax collector in March 2006 amid allegations that he had used his office computer to surf Internet porn sites.

Following his resignation, borough police received allegations that he had downloaded child pornography and lurid sex stories on his computer, the Monmouth County Prosecutor”s Office said.

Acker had held the borough administrative posts from December 2004 until March 2006. Prior to that he had been a Fair Haven police officer, retiring after 20 years’ service, officials said.

Fair Haven police turned the case over to the prosecutor’s computer crimes unit, which found “13 images of children under the age of 16 engaged in prohibited sex acts,” Prosecutor Luis A. Valentin said.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 25 before state Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mellaci Jr. in Freehold.

In return for the guilty plea, the prosecutor’s office said it will recommend Acker be given a probationary sentence, Valentin said.

Here’s a press release on the matter from Valentin’s office:Download 021108c.pdf