On August 13th, Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief Thomas McQuillen of the Sea Isle City Police Department announced the arrest of 60-year old Stephen Gallagher, a resident of the Lafayette Hill.
The announcement states that on July 12th the Sea Isle City Police Department and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit initiated a joint investigation concerning sexual contact of a child under the age of 18-years old while on the beach in Sea Isle City.
According to a report in the Press of Atlantic City, the July 12th incident took place after Gallagher helped the 12-year-old girl up after she had been knocked down by a wave.
As a result of this investigation, on August 12th, Gallagher was charged with one (1) count of Sexual Assault, a crime of the second degree, one (1) count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the third degree. On the same date, Gallagher was arrested and processed for the above-listed charges and released pending court proceedings.