NJ officer faces child sex assault charges

January 26, 2008 8:54:12 PM PST
A veteran police officer in southern New Jersey stands accused of sexually assaulting a child on two occasions in 2002. Walter Krych, 53, a patrolman with the Middle Township police department, was not on duty when the alleged assaults occurred, said Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor. The age and gender of the victim were not disclosed.

Taylor said the assaults occurred in Middle Township in July 2002 and in West Cape May in November of that year.

Krych, a Cape May Court House resident, was charged with two counts of sexual assault and child endangerment. He could face more than 10 years in state prison if convicted.