UPDATE: Wall Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of Minor
Garfield St. man arrested by township police on Wednesday
A Wall man made an initial appearance in court Thursday morning on sexual abuse charges involving a child fewer than 13 years old.
Thomas F. McKenna, 73, of Garfield St., was arrested Wednesday and taken to Monmouth County jail, Freehold Township, on $200,000 bail, according to the arrest warrant. McKenna was not listed as an inmate Thursday, jail records say.
McKenna is charged with second-degree sexual assault with a minor and third degree endangering the welfare of a child.
Wall Township police in a release Thursday afternoon said no further information would be released, citing the nature of the crime and the age of the child. No photo of McKenna was released.
The preliminary investigation began Tuesday, conducted by Patrolman Vincent Mazzaccaro and Wall Detectives. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office assisted, Lt. Walter Pomphrey said.