Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Charles Reilly, 44, taught at Pine Hill Middle School and was a town councilman until he was charged in 2011.
Pine Hill Middle School teacher Charles Reilly was indicted on 92 counts of child abuse, including sexual assault and child pornography, authorities announced Wednesday. A grand jury indicted—or formally charged—Reilly, 44, of East Pine Street in Pine Hill, on Jan. 23. The indictments were unsealed Wednesday. The litany of counts against Reilly surrounds accusations that the art teacher and boys’ soccer coach allegedly victimized youth ages 12-16 during a five-year period. Reilly was arrested in March 2011 and has been suspended with pay from his teaching position since then, according to Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Pine Hill Police Chief Chris Winters. Reilly also was a Pine Hill councilman at the time of his arrest. …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The 25-year-old man is charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting and robbing a former friend at Lakeview Apartments Tuesday.
A 25-year-old man formerly of Lakeview Apartments is charged with kidnapping and repeatedly physically and sexually assaulting a former friend insider her Blackwood home, according to police. The victim contacted police at 11:46 p.m. Tuesday to report she had been sexually assaulted and robbed. She informed investigators her assailant forced her back into her Lakeview Apartments home at knifepoint as she was heading out, and proceeded to physically and sexually assault her on several occasions over the course of several hours. Gloucester Township Police initiated an intensive manhunt for the suspect, with the assistance of Deptford Township Police and New Jersey State Police, but the 25-year-old man, identified by police as Jose Gonzalez, …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Authorities are concerned there may have been more instances of abuse involving the mentor at Barrington's Grace Bible Church.
A Bellmawr man was arrested Saturday and charged with sexually abusing a juvenile boy he met while serving as a "youth mentor" at a Barrington church, authorities announced on Sunday. Samuel Bangs, 23, has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual contact and single counts of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Authorities noted the Bangs was no longer a mentor to the victim at the time the alleged sexual assaults occurred. The victim was identified in a statement issued Sunday by the Camden County Prosecutor's Office as a juvenile male under the age of 16. He came forward to authorities with the allegations of sexual abuse on Friday. The alleged illegal sexual encounters occurred on several occasions, including in…
Friday, April 6, 2012
Even as the sexual assault rate falls in New Jersey, more than half of all crimes aren't reported to authorities. Learn more in part one of Patch's series on National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Every two minutes. That’s how often someone is sexually assaulted in America. When you really consider the magnitude of that statistic, it’s almost overwhelming. Every two minutes, perhaps the most personal of all crimes is committed against someone in this country. Every two minutes of the day, someone’s life is irrevocably changed. That’s 207,754 people sexually assaulted a year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. And every one of those people has a personal story. The teenager terrorized almost nightly by her stepfather. The man who suppressed years of abuse for so long that he nearly exploded from the accumulating emotions. The woman who still hides her sexual abuse from her mother. There is positive news in time for National…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The 56-year-old man was arrested Wednesday.
A Sicklerville man is accused of sexually assaulting a girl in Lindenwold in January. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced Thursday that Anthony Puca, 56, of Sickler Avenue, in the Sicklerville section of Winslow Township, was arrested on the sex assault charges on Wednesday. The victim was less than 13 years old at the time of the alleged criminal activity, according to authorities. Puca has been charged with seven counts of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. He is being held in Camden County Jail on $250,000 bail. The Prosecutor's Office noted the victim was "acquainted with" Puca.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
A judge convicted Christopher Dickerson, 23, of inappropriately touching a young child.
A Gloucester Township man faces 10 years in prison and must register as a sex offender after he was convicted Wednesday of sex crimes against a young child. Christopher Dickerson, 23, was found guilty of second-degree sexual assault, third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree lewdness. According to Assistant Prosecutor Carla Fabrizi, Dickerson inappropriately touched a child younger than 13 at her Gloucester Township home on Jan. 4, 2007. Dickerson and the victim’s family are acquaintances. Superior Court Judge Gwendolyn Blue convicted Dickerson after a four-day bench trial, a trial decided by a judge rather than a jury. Dickerson’s conviction means he must register as a sex offender under New Jersey’s Megan’s Law …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Patrick English faces a sexual assault charge. He's already in custody for allegedly stabbing a pregnant woman.
Police this week charged a Gloucester Township resident with sexual assault and authorities are investigating whether he could be linked to other unsolved rapes in Lindenwold. Patrick English, 26, of the LaCascata Apartments, was charged Tuesday with sexual assault for a September 2010 rape. The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office said DNA results received this week linked English to the rape of a woman on Holland Avenue in Lindenwold. English already is in Camden County Jail on charges of aggravated assault for a reported attack on a pregnant woman in September 2010 at Arborwood Apartments in Lindenwold. In that incident, police said English entered the woman’s apartment, grabbed her by the hair and attempted to drag her toward the bedroom…