Fox 5 Reporter Accused of Sex Assault on 4-Year-Old Girl

By Brian Thompson and Kari Patey
|  Friday, Oct 8, 2010  |  Updated 12:18 PM EDT
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Fox 5 Investigative Reporter Charles Leaf faces three sex crime charges in the alleged assault of a 4-year-old girl, sources told NBCNewYork.

The formal charges are aggravated sexual assault on a minor, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to sources. Police arrested him after learning of allegations he sexually abused "a 4-year-old female acquaintance" at his residence.

Leaf was being held at the Bergen County Jail Thursday night. Bail was set at $250,000.

According to the Sheriff's office, his weight was listed as 265 pounds.

Leaf has been employed at Fox 5 since the summer of 2006, according to myfoxny.com. He's a two-time Emmy award-winning journalist.

Leaf lives in Wyckoff with his wife and two children. He's due in court November 4.

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