Man accused of sexual contact with 14 teens at Wayne church event

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015
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Anthony Johnson reporting live (Church photo via Google Maps)

POMPTON LAKES, New Jersey (WABC) -- A northern New Jersey man is under arrest and facing charges after police say he had sexual contact with more than a dozen teens at a church event.

Michael Pritchard, 35, is charged with 14 counts each of endangering the welfare of a child and criminal sexual contact.

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes says the Pompton Lakes resident engaged in sexual contact with 14 teens who were all 16 and 17 years old.

Valdes didn't detail the nature of the contact or the teens' genders.

Pritchard was volunteering to feed the elderly on December 5 at Calvary Temple in Wayne, which is where the alleged assaults took place.

Pritchard is being held in the Passaic County Jail on $20,000 bail.