Arrest Made in Sexual Assault of 7 Year old Brigantine Girl

After 2 year investigation, a Bellmawr, NJ. man was charged with sexually assaulting  a 7 yr old girl when her Brigantine mom wasn’t home.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office says 30-year-old James Ward, the fiancé of the victim’s mother, molested the girl while watching her.

Ward is being held in Atlantic County jail on $350,000 full cash bail. He could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Ward is charged with:

  • first-degree aggravated sexual assault
  • second-degree sexual assault
  • second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

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