Fox Reporter Busted in Sex Assault on Minor Ground-Zero mosque critic Charles Leaf in Jersey jail By Mary Papenfuss, Newser User Posted Oct 8, 2010 4:08 AM CDT 27 comments Comments Charles Leaf, 41, has been charged with aggravated sex assault of a minor and with endangering the welfare of a child. (YouTube) (Newser) – An Emmy award-winning Fox News reporter is in a New Jersey jail after being charged with aggravated sex assault of a minor. Charles Leaf, 41, a married dad of two, has also been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, reports the Record. Details of the crime were not immediately available. Leaf, an ex-Marine, has worked recently on New York's Fox 5 to expose alleged terror links to the controversial mosque near Ground Zero.