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.