Charles Leaf has been arrested for aggravated assault against a minor.
A reporter for WNYW Fox5, New York City’s Fox News affiliate, Leaf is being held on $250,000 bail in New Jersey's Bergen County after he was taken into custody on charges that include sexual assault and endangering the welfare of children.
The Cliffview Pilot reports that the prosecutor's office "formally accused [Leaf] of digitally penetrating a minor and masturbating in front of the youngster several times in recent weeks." The county website says the alleged victim is four years old.
This is the second time in recent weeks that Leaf, a former Marine, has been in the news for a controversial reason:
He garnered national attention in August for an ambush interview with Sharif el-Gamal, the developer behind the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque." Leaf has appeared as a guest on numerous Fox News programs, such as The O'Reilly Factor and On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.