A Marlton man has brought shame upon the Catholic church he used to serve in the role of youth group director as he's been arrested for allegedly distributing child porn over the internet.

Arnold DiBlasi, 71, of Prince Charles Court in Marlton, who was the youth group director at Holy Eucharist Roman Catholic Parish in Cherry Hill, has been charged with four counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (three First Degree and one Second Degree), according to a joint statement issued Monday by Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Evesham Township Police Chief Walt Miller.

(Photo Courtesy: Burlington County Prosecutor's Office)
(Photo Courtesy: Burlington County Prosecutor's Office)
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The arrest took place last week at his home where Burlington County Prosecutor's Office High-Tech Crimes Unit Detectives ultimately seized electronic devices during the execution of a search warrant.

Prosecutor Bradshaw said that detectives found child sexual abuse material on DiBlasi's phone which was the on-site evidence that followed a three-month investigation into his alleged activity.

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In May, the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office High-Tech Crimes Unit received a tip from the FBI on DiBlasi's online activity and ultimately learned that he had distributed more than 11,000 child porn files to 30-people over the internet.

(Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media NJ)
(Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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They investigated the activity along with Evesham Police, U.S. Homeland Security, and members of the New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Detectives will continue looking into this case and go through the electronic devices taken from DiBlasi's residence in Marlton.

DiBlasi was brought to the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly and was later released, Prosecutor Bradshaw said, following a detention hearing in Superior Court.

From here, his case will head to a grand jury for possible indictment.

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