Counselor Accused of 6th Assault

by NBC10/AP | May 18, 2005
Counselor Accused of 6th Assault There is more trouble for a youth counselor in Camden County who is accused of sexually assaulting five children.

George Ward is charged with sexually assaulting a sixth child -- a seven-year-old boy.

The allegations range from April to as far back as July 1994 and include boys and girls who range in age from seven to 15.

Ward word as a counselor at the Nigerian Institute for Substance Abuse Teen Outreach Center in Camden in the mid-1990s. Prosecutors say none of the children were clients.

The investigation began in April when a mother found a note written by her child that refereed to being sexually assaulted by Ward.

The 38-year-old is held on $250,000 bail.

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Author: NBC10/AP

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