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Sheriff's Officer Charged with Sex Assault, BOE Candidate Backs Out Top Wayne News

Here is a look back at the top stories of the week on Wayne Patch.

Here is a recap of the top stories published on Wayne Patch this week.

Resident Charged with Sexually Abusing Girl

A long-serving Essex County Sheriff’s Officer from Wayne was charged Thursday with sexually abusing a juvenile girl and family friend.

Thomas Ingham, 48 was charged with one count of sexual assault and the alleged touching of a child under the age of 13.

Candidate Drops Out of Board Race

School officials confirmed that Carol Dipasquale dropped out of the Board of Education election. Five candidates, including two incumbents, remain on the ballot. 

Turbine Applicant to Receive $220K

Rob Burke will receive $220,000 as part of a settlement agreement with the township to construct a wind turbine at his business, Wayne Auto Spa.

Burke has been trying to put a turbine at the business for years.

Prosecutor Needed ‘More Time’ for Case

Prosecutor Raymond Vivino said he needed time to review evidence and discuss Andrew Monaghan’s arrest for disorderly conduct with the police officer who charged the former Wayne Hills star wide receiver.

6 Church Members Arrested in Jersey City

Six Christians who attend church in Wayne were arrested for evangelizing in a park in Jersey City recently.

The six people are members of Bread of Life Fellowship, an independent group of believers that meets for regular Bible studies in North Jersey homes. The group meets at Calvary Gospel Church for Sunday services.

— Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

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