Cop accused of sexually assaulting 3 minors

April 14, 2008 1:23:27 PM PDT
Burlington County authorities are accusing a Moorestown police officer and a woman with sexually assaulting three youngsters. Patrolman Robert Melia Jr. is held on $500,000 bail. Bail for Heather Lewis is $300,000.

Authorities say the investigation began last week when one of the girls told her stepfather that she had been assaulted in Melia's Moorestown home between August and January.

Prosecutors say 2 other girls also were sexually assaulted by both defendants in 2003 and 2004.