A Jamaican janitor in Ridgewood, New Jersey, has been charged with inappropriately touching a female middle school student while she attended an after-school programme last week.

The man, 52 year old Anthony Griffiths of Paterson in the state, was arrested on May 28 and charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Police say Griffiths inappropriately touched the girl, aged 12-to-14 at Benjamin Franklin Middle School last Thursday.

The girl reportedly told a parent, who notified a school administrator.

The Schools Superintendent says Griffiths has been sacked.

Griffiths remains in jail, after failing to take up his 30-thousand US dollar bail offer.