2019 News Release

February 6, 2019

Public Information Bureau (609) 882-2000
Major Brian Polite - ext. 6514
Lt. Theodore Schafer - ext. 6515
SFC Jeff Flynn - ext. 6516
Sgt. Lawrence Peele - ext. 6531
Tpr. Alejandro Goez - ext. 6527
Tpr. Charles Marchan - ext. 6513

State Police Charge School Bus Driver for Watching Pornography in Front of Children

Shamong Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Franck Lafortune, 64, of Burlington Township, N.J. for allegedly watching pornography in front of children on a school bus.

On Monday, February 4, staff members from the Indian Mills Elementary School were notified that two children informed their parents that they observed their school bus driver, Franck Lafortune, watching a pornographic video on his cell phone prior to exiting the bus at 8:30 a.m. The bus was reportedly parked at the time.  

The parents of the children later notified troopers after they learned of the incident.  As a result of the investigation by troopers from the New Jersey State Police Red Lion Station and detectives from the Troop “C” Criminal Investigation Office, Franck Lafortune was charged with obscenity to minors under the age of 18 and released pending a court appearance.

Charges are mere accusations, and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.

Photo of Franck Lafortune

Franck Lafortune

# # #

Follow the New Jersey State Police online at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The social media links provided are for reference only. The New Jersey State Police do not endorse any non-governmental websites, companies or applications.

Open Public Records Act
Divisional: NJSP Home | About Us | Recruiting | Division | Public Information | Services | News | FAQs | Contact Us
Departmental: OAG Home | Contact OAG | About OAG | OAG News | OAG FAQs
Statewide: NJ Home | Services A to Z | Departments/Agencies | FAQs

Copyright © State of New Jersey,
New Jersey State Police