Charles Reilly, 44, taught at Pine Hill Middle School and was a town councilman until he was charged in 2011.
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Friday, December 28, 2012
Cherry Hill resident Ernie Cammack allegedly assaulted a handicapped adult woman several times, says the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
A school bus driver from Cherry Hill was arrested Dec. 21 on charges that he repeatedly sexually assaulted an adult woman with mental disabilities. Ernie Cammack, 53, drives a bus for the Camden City school district, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. The victim knew Cammack through friends, prosecutors said, and there was no indication he ever targeted children through his job as a bus driver. Cammack was charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault and related charges. Anyone with additional information can contact investigator Fawn Ackerman at the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-225-8400.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Armando Ramos-Vasquez, 27, of Collingswood, was charged with burglary and aggravated criminal sexual contact after allegedly entering into a Richey Ave. apartment uninvited.
What started out as a Saturday night party in the 500 block of Richey Ave. became a violent encounter by early Sunday morning, as one woman fended off a sexual attacker who entered her bed and started groping her, police said. According to the Collingswood Police Department, the victim had been sleeping in her friend’s apartment while the friend bedded down elsewhere for the night. At some point in the evening, 27-year-old Armando Ramos-Vasquez, who lives downstairs, allegedly crept upstairs to the unit. “He wasn’t invited to this party, and we don’t know if he was there at one point and was asked to leave,” said Collingswood Police Chief Richard Sarlo. According to police, Ramos-Vasquez entered through the unlocked front door, climbed …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Disgraced Moorestown police officer Robert Melia and his ex-girlfriend Heather Lewis were convicted in April of assaulting multiple teen victims. They face 50-plus years.
Suspended Moorestown police officer Robert Melia, who was convicted in April on a slew of sexual assault charges, is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday morning. Melia was originally supposed to be sentenced back in September, but the hearing has since been delayed a number of times. Joel Bewley, spokesman for the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, has said the prosecution will seek sentences in excess of 50 years for both Melia and his ex-girlfriend, Heather Lewis, who was also found guilty of several sex crimes. Melia, who formerly lived on Cottage Avenue in Moorestown, was suspended without pay from the Moorestown Police Department after his arrest in 2008. Township attorney Thomas Coleman said Melia cannot be formally terminated …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Steven Fitzgerald, 24, allegedly had sexual relations with two 15-year-old girls.
A Pennsauken man allegedly sexually assaulted a member of the high-school marching band for which he was a technician, as well as one of her friends, authorities said Wednesday. Steven Fitzgerald, 24, is charged in Pennsylvania with statutory rape, involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, sexual assault, indecent assault and corruption of minors. According to a release issued by the Montgomery County, PA District Attorney's office, Fitzgerald served as a volunteer band technician in support of the Norristown Area High School Marching Band in 2010. West Norriton detectives said they determined through an investigation that during that time, Fitzgerald texted and communicated on Facebook with a 15 year-old member of the marching band in an …
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…