CAMDEN, N.J., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A New Jersey middle school principal has been arrested for asking a male student to undress in front of him, the Gloucester County Times reported Wednesday.
Daniel Edwards, 55, was arrested at his home in Pennsauken, N.J., Tuesday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and official misconduct.
Camden County Prosecutor Vincent Sarubbi said the investigation began Monday when the 14-year-old victim came to the police station and reported Edwards had approached him three times this month and asked him to remove various articles of clothing including his shirt, shoes, pants and "drawers."
The victim said the last time it happened was Friday, but the youth had a micro-cassette recorder hidden in his shirt pocket when he was summoned to the office. Sarubbi said the tape recording corroborated the victim's account.
Edwards is being held on $35,000 bail.