Former Harwich man charged with child pornography

1993 Harwich High graduate, Cub Scout leader, school employee
Accused: Jason Andolina, 42, formerly of Harwich, faces federal child porn charges. Photo from accused's Twitter profile

An Uxbridge Cub Scout leader and instructional assistant at Northbridge High School was arrested on child pornography charges Thursday following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a published report on the Worcester Telegram website.

Jason A. Andolina, 42, of Uxbridge is a 1993 graduate of Harwich High School.  He appeared Thursday in U.S. District Court in Worcester.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Boston confirmed to the Telegram that Mr. Andolina is a Cub Scout leader.  The Telegram reports that he is a leader in Pack 25 in Uxbridge.

Andolina was employed as an instructional assistant at Northbridge High School.  The school superintendent said, in a message to parents, that she “immediately removed him from the workplace.”

The accused was also active in Uxbridge PTO groups according to a Google search, including time as secretary of the Taft School PTO and active in the Uxbridge Elementary School PTO.

The DHS investigation has been ongoing since March 2016.  A preliminary detention hearing is scheduled for Monday. 

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