FAIR LAWN - An employee at the Environmental Protection Agency used his work computer to view images of child sexual abuse, according to prosecutors.

John Struble faces one count of possession of child pornography. The single charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in state prison and a $250,000 fine.

U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger said the 63-year-old used a computer given to him by his federal employer to visit websites with illicit sexual content.

Investigators with the Department of Homeland Security reported finding an estimated 100 illegal videos and photos in a cache folder. A criminal complaint details three of the images, which include children under 10 years old.

Struble allegedly accessed the website from his Fair Lawn residence using his work computer starting in December 2020. The investigation began in September 2021, according to court documents.

Struble's first court hearing was held Tuesday by videoconference.

NJ teachers and educators caught in sex crime busts

Over the past few years, state lawmakers have taken on the challenge of dealing with accused child predators among the ranks of teachers and educators.

In 2018, the so-called “pass the trash” law went into effect, requiring stricter New Jersey school background checks related to child abuse and sexual misconduct.

The follow individuals were arrested over the past several years. Some have been convicted and sentenced to prison, while others have accepted plea deals for probation.

Others cases are still pending, including some court delays amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

How the world saw New Jersey — 1940s to 1980s

This is how New Jersey saw the world from 1940-to 1980. All these photos are from AP and Getty publications, meaning they were used in a magazine or newspaper. There has been plenty of inventions and history made in New Jersey. Check the photos below.

Questions to ask to see if someone’s REALLY from New Jersey