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Man Sexually Assaulted and Endangered Child in Seaside Heights, Indictment Charges

An Ocean County grand jury issued the charges in February

A Bayville man sexually assaulted and endangered a minor in his care, charges an indictment handed up by an Ocean County grand jury in February.

Richard Yhlen, 35, faces two counts of first degree aggravated assault on a minor, having committed "an act of sexual penetration" on a child under age 13 between April and Aug. 31, 2012, the indictment charges.

The 8-year-old child was not identified in the indictment; Yhlen's relationship to the child was not clarified beyond that the man was legally responsible for him or her.

A third charge, second degree endangering the welfare of a child, also was issued to Yhlen. It states that he "knowingly" engaged in sexual conduct with the child who was under his care.

According to the Ocean County Department of Corrections, Yhlen was arrested on Sept. 1, 2012. He remains jailed on $250,000 bail, according to the indictment, with a condition that he has no contact with family or the child should he post bond.

Also indicted in Seaside Heights:

Tyree Richelieu, 20, of Bethlaham, Pa., is accused of resisting arrest "by using or threatening to use physical force or violence" on July 6, 2012. He also "purposely or knowingly" caused bodily injury to borough officer Richard Sasso, the indictment charges.

knarfie February 21, 2013 at 04:58 PM
35 years old,"responsible" for the child of 8 years, sexually assaults the poor kid. Give him his day in court, if he is guilty ?,how could there be anyone opposed to the death penalty?
1stcav February 21, 2013 at 05:09 PM
No trial, guilty as charged ..35 yrs in a cell with Bubba for 23-1/2 hrs a day...no protection for anal intrusion at all....Bye , bye..see you when you get out in 2048, if you make it that long...doubt full though...But you will have time to think about what YOU did...and this little tyke will be there for your hearing in 2048, denied !!!!
M. Joy February 21, 2013 at 06:05 PM
Sexual predators such as this one should have their penises removed (chopped off) by there victims or victims immediate family...
Irina February 21, 2013 at 06:06 PM
This is a prime example of why the death penilty needs to be reinstated. Slobs like this are unable to rehabilitated.
. February 21, 2013 at 08:48 PM
The person that left the child in this creep's care also needs to go to jail. How well could they have known this guy to leave the child with him.
CSideSun February 22, 2013 at 01:52 AM
Sickening. This so called man was a neighbor of mine. I have seen him around multiple young children often. I'm so disgusted and feel terrible for the children's lives he ruined. I hope to god he gets what he deserves. And I hope every inmate knows exactly what he's "in for".
Rosie Perez February 22, 2013 at 02:03 AM
He was a cub scout leader for SSH. Total creeper and the main leader knew it.
krystal February 22, 2013 at 04:12 AM
This guys(sad to say) is my cousin... He's done it to ppl in my family who never came forward until it was too late.. its about time he was convicted!! Hopefully he gets life in prison and gets what he has given!!! Scum of the earth!
Candice Haugland June 18, 2013 at 03:19 AM
when he work with me cdonlds he got mad at me when he got fired because I won't stick up for him when the young girls my daughter age at the time she 13 now that age they was plus 15 16 17 girls I stood bye the girls side after work ran and picked up my sons and told him to say the hell away fr not knowing om us .now I find out he touch my sons thanks to him my son go to sexual abuse council and have night mares . I cry because of what my sons went threw and I never knew he was that way . My chs worker thought they was fine to wat,h my sons well he was so wrong .I hate my self npw for
Candice Haugland June 18, 2013 at 03:21 AM
1 pm on Monday, June 17, 2013Hopefully he gets life in prison and gets what he has given!!! Scum of the earth! Hopefully he gets life in prison and gets what he has given!!! Scum of the earth! 2 Cub scouts age 8 :he was the leader and 2 girls age 4 & 1 nd 1/2 he raped hope you become some guys bitch in that you get raped bye all of them see how you like it you

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