The father of a woman accused of assaulting a teenager in a wooded area of Cape May County says he doesn't believe the charges.
Eighteen-year-old Brittany Hearon was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, police said.
Seven others who are minors, according to police, are accused of sexually assaulting and attacking the victim. Three of the teenage suspects were sent to a juvenile detention center while the others were released to their parents.
The attack happened in a wooded area of Lower Township known as "Rutherford Tract."
Hearon was released on her own recognizance.
Summer is not over just yet! Hot and humid conditions much of the week with temps in the 90's and upper 80's.
Summer is not over just yet! Today will be very hot and humid with high temperatures in the low to mid 90s and mostly sunny skies. A cold front will bring some thunderstorms tonight, some of which may be severe.
Wednesday will be less humid but it remains warm all week long.
Tuesday (93/72): Clouds/Storm
Wednesday (88/74): Sun/Clouds
Thursday (89/67): Sunny/Hot