More Trouble For DYFS?
Yesterday we told you about a federal monitor report showing that while progress was being made in New Jersey's child welfare system, more could be done. Today, a state DYFS worker has been accused of child endangerment.
Authorities in Elizabeth say an adoption specialist with New Jersey's child welfare agency sent sexual messages to a 15-year-old boy that he met through church.
Frednel Lambert also worked as a choir director at the church in Newark.
Authorities say the 34-year-old Union Township resident is charged with 3rd Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow says the boy's mother contacted the Springfield Police Department in September. The prosecutor says the chats were conducted through Facebook over a two-week period.