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Charles Leaf, Fox Reporter in N.Y., Accused of Sexually Assaulting 4-Year-Old Girl

Charles Leaf (myfoxny.com)
Charles Leaf, Fox Reporter in N.Y., Accused of Sexually Assaulting 4-Year-Old Girl
Charles Leaf (myfoxny.com)

WYCKOFF, N.J. (CBS/AP) Charles Leaf, a reporter for the Fox affiliate in New York City, has been arrested after being accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl at his home in Wyckoff, New Jersey.

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli says the 41-year-old is charged with aggravated sexual assault on a minor and endangering the welfare of children.

While the details of Leaf's arrest are not immediately known, it is confirmed that the award-winning reporter was arrested at his home Tuesday and is being held on $250,000 bail.

According to Leaf's resume, which is posted on MYFOXNY.COM, the married father of two and former Marine has been working for the station for four years and has won two Emmy awards.

"Fox 5 is aware of the situation and is looking into the matter," a spokeswoman for the station told The New York Daily News.