Man indicted for sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl

MAYS LANDING — A Bellmawr man has been indicted for sexually assaulting a child, according to a statement from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

James Ward, 31, was indicted Thursday on nine criminal counts including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, the statement said.

The indictment comes after a two-year investigation into crimes Ward allegedly committed against a 7-year-old girl he was taking care of between 2011 and 2014 in Brigantine.

Ward was arrested on Dec. 30, 2016.

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Source: NJ.com Atlantic

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