The mystery surrounding the closure of a Leonia, New Jersey firehouse last week to all but emergency activities has been solved with the arrest of an 18 year old man described a developmentally challenged who has been charged with sexually assaulting a 3 year old boy inside a station.
On Friday, Darius E. Levine was charged with second-degree sexual assault by sexual contact. He allegedly engaged in “inappropriate sexual activity with a 3-year-old male acquaintance”. The child told his father what occurred which led to a major investigation by police and prosecutors.
Levine remains in custody in lieu of $100,000 bail. His mother was quoted by NewJersey.com as saying “He didn’t understand what he was doing. That’s the only thing I can think of.” She said Levine used to frequent the fire station, but was not a member of the Leonia Fire Department.