A Long Valley man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl at his home over the course of five weeks, according to Washington Township police.
Christopher Remaly, 27, a youth leader in a Pennsylvania church, has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, aggravated criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child, dailyrecord.com reported.
The alleged crimes took place between Dec. 21, 2013 and Jan. 31, 2014 at Remaly’s home in Long Valley, the report said.
Remaly was represented in Morris County Court Wednesday by his lawyer, Louis Miller, who requested bail be lowered from $150,000 to $100,000. Judge Robert Gilson made the modification but kept the bail without a 10-percent option, the report said.
According to the report, Morris County Assistant Prosecutor LaJuan Tucker said Remaly allegedly told the victim’s mother he engaged in illicit acts with her daughter, and also told police he had a supervisory position over the teen.
If bail is posted, Remaly is not allowed to have unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 16 and cannot return to the Easton, Pa. church where he serves as a youth leader, Gilson said.
Remaly is married and a father of two young children, the report said.