Emmy Award-winning Fox 5 reporter Charles Leaf is being held on $250,000 in the Bergen County Jail on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a minor. Cliffview Pilot reports that the Bergen County Prosecutor's office "formally accused [him] of digitally penetrating a minor and masturbating in front of the youngster several times in recent weeks."

According to the prosecutor's website, "Members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit and the Wyckoff Police Department arrested [Leaf] without incident after learning that he sexually abused a four year old female acquaintance at his residence in Wyckoff, N.J." He was charged with one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault, one count of Sexual Assault and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

MyFoxNY has a story on the arrest and adds, "A station spokesperson says FOX 5 management is aware of the matter and is reviewing it." Leaf is also a former Marine and has held reporting positions across the country. Cliffview Pilot adds, "While working in Mobile, Alabama a decade ago, Leaf was charged in a civil suit with a 'willful physical attack' against a local councilwoman. The case was eventually settled, but two years later, in Detroit, a man told police that Leaf shouted homophobic obscenities at him after being pelted with eggs while covering a story."