Thursday, August 13, 2009

William Reynolds Charged with Sexual Assault

A Willingboro Recreation Department employee was charged with sexually assaulting a girl in his home, Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and Willingboro Director of Public Safety Gregory Rucker announced Wednesday.

William G. Reynolds, 40, of Southampton Drive in Willingboro, was arrested Tuesday and lodged in Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly. He was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault.

Superior Court Judge Patricia R. LeBon ordered him held on $100,000 bail during his first court appearance Wednesday. If he makes bail, Reynolds cannot have contact with the victim and cannot have unsupervised contact with any unrelated minors, the judge said.

Authorities said an investigation revealed the assaults occurred on separate occasions in 2007 inside Reynolds' home. Reynolds instructed the 13-year-old girl not to tell anybody about the assaults, according to prosecutors.

Due to the nature of the charges and the need to protect the victim's identity, prosecutors would not release any additional information.

Detectives from the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office's Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Unit and the Willingboro Police Department conducted the investigation.

In June, Reynolds' brother, Thomas R. Reynolds Jr., 50, of Westampton, pleaded guilty to sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Thomas Reynolds, a former service clerk for a transportation company, admitted that he abused one boy from 2002 to 2006, starting when the child was 11. He also acknowledged assaulting another boy over a two-year period from May 2001 to August 2003, starting when the child was 15.

Thomas Reynolds admitted touching another boy for several months in 2006, when the child had just turned 15.

He faces seven to 10 years in state prison when he is sentenced next month.

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