A 29-year-old Atlantic County resident is charged with sexual assault and child endangerment in connection with incidents involving three girls that he was responsible for babysitting, the county prosecutor's office announced Tuesday.

George Getty III, 29, is charged with the following offenses in the sexual assaults of the girls, aged 8, 10, and 13: one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, three counts of second-degree sexual assault, three counts of second-degree child endangerment, and one count of third-degree child endangerment due to possession of child sexual abuse material.

The Egg Harbor Township resident was arrested on Oct. 9.

Contact reporter Dino Flammia at dino.flammia@townsquaremedia.com.

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