Man charged in sexual assault of 2 kids during burglary to remain jailed

NEWTON — A New York man facing up to life in prison if convicted of sexually assaulting two children during a home invasion in Wantage last month will remain jailed pending trial.

Craig Lassiter, 33, of Middletown, N.Y., appeared in Superior Court on Tuesday for a detention hearing.

Lassiter is charged with two counts of of first-degree aggravated sexual assault on a minor less than 13 years old, among other charges, stemming from the alleged home invasion Sept. 18.

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Source: NJ.com Sussex

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