Authorities in Sea Isle City say a man from Pennsylvania is facing sexual assault charges.

19-year-old Francis H. Grady of Springfield, PA, was arrested and criminally charged on Wednesday, July 27th, in connection with a sexual assault that took place in the early morning hours of July 24th at 33rd and the beach, according to a press release from the Sea Isle City Police Department.

Grady has been charged with first-degree aggravated sex assault during a commission of an aggravated assault, second-degree aggravated assault by strangulation, and second-degree aggravated assault.

The arrest is the result of an investigation by Sea Isle police and the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office.

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Grady remains in the Cape May County Correction Center pending a detention hearing.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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