TRENTON — Thirteen months after the city erupted in outrage over reports that a 7-year-old had been sold for sex and gang-raped at a party in a local high-rise — an allegation that was never proved — the last defendant in the case was sentenced to probation yesterday.
Twenty-year-old Gregory Leary, the oldest of the five males arrested last spring, had pleaded guilty to child endangerment for bringing the girl and her 15-year-old stepsister to the apartment where drugs and sexual activities took place.
Police had charged Leary with sexually assaulting both girls, but prosecutors dropped the charges when they could find no physical evidence to support those claims. Leary, who vehemently denied the charges, spent seven months behind bars before a judge reduced his $500,000 bail. (more…)Read More