Former U.S. Jewish Schoolteacher Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography

Evan Zauder, 27, could face up to 27 years in prison, New York Daily News reports.


An ex-teacher at a Jewish elementary school in New Jersey pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and child exploitation.

Evan Zauder, 27, who worked as a sixth-grade teacher at the Modern Orthodox school Yeshivat Noam in Paramus, pleaded guilty to the charges in a Manhattan federal court on January 22. He could face up to 27 years in prison, according to the New York Daily News.

Zauder was arrested last May after the FBI raided his Manhattan apartment and discovered on his computer hundreds of images and videos of boys engaged in sex acts. He has been held in jail since his arrest.

He also was charged with having an affair in 2011 with a 14-year-old male he met on the Internet. The teen was not a student at Yeshivat Noam.

Zauder had been a rabbinical student at Yeshiva University and had served as the head counselor of a youth group summer trip to Israel.

Laptop computer.Credit: Archive

Click the alert icon to follow topics:



Automatic approval of subscriber comments.

Subscribe today and save 40%

Already signed up? LOG IN


Yair Lapid.

Yair Lapid Is the Most Israeli of All

An El Al jet sits on the tarmac at John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton, Thursday, in 2003.

El Al to Stop Flying to Toronto, Warsaw and Brussels

An anti-abortion protester holds a cross in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Roe v. Wade: The Supreme Court Leaves a Barely United States

A young Zeschke during down time, while serving with the Wehrmacht in Scandinavia.

How a Spanish Beach Town Became a Haven for Nazis

Ayelet Shaked.

What's Ayelet Shaked's Next Move?

A Palestinian flag is taken down from a building by Israeli authorities after being put up by an advocacy group that promotes coexistence between Palestinians and Israelis, in Ramat Gan, Israel earlier this month

Israel-Palestine Confederation: A Response to Eric Yoffie