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Former New Jersey sheriff Edward Bullock appears in court

Published On: Mar 12 2014 11:54:11 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 12 2014 02:53:40 PM EDT

Edward Bullock in court


A former Warren County sheriff appeared in superior court Wednesday morning to face six sexual assault charges.

Edward Bullock sat in a wheelchair and had to use a listening device to follow the proceedings.

Bullock turned 85 this week and underwent knee and hip replacement surgery in the last two months.


According to a grand jury indictment, Edward Bullock sexually abused a 10-year-old boy for several years in the sheriff's office in the mid 1980s.

Bullock was not required to enter a plea during the hearing and Judge Ann Bartlett set bail at $100,000.