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Jewish Children’s Entertainer Arrested On Child Porn Charges

A children’s entertainer who performed at Jewish community centers, camps and synagogues for more than two decades was charged last week with receiving and distributing child pornography.

Eric Komar, a 46-year-old music teacher and singer-songwriter from New Jersey, allegedly used file sharing software to acquire and disseminate photos of young children, including some being sexually abused. Police reportedly found such images on his desktop when executing a warrant at his residence.

According to court documents, Komar allegedly admitted after his arrest to having “a large library of child pornography” encompassing “thousands of images and videos,” and that he “masturbates to images of child pornography on a daily basis.”

If convicted, Komar could be fined up to $250,000 and sentenced to five to 20 years in prison.

Contact Aiden Pink at pink@forward.com or on Twitter, @aidenpink.

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