Man found with mummified remains in closet to remain jailed

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man authorities say had mummified remains stashed in his closet has pleaded not guilty to child sex abuse charges.

The attorney for Robert Williams entered the plea Monday, and a judge ordered him to remain jailed until his trial.

Williams was arrested this month after police received reports that the 53-year-old Newark resident had been abusing a 13-year-old child for several months.

A search of Williams’ home allegedly uncovered human remains stuffed in a bin. Investigators also saw a religious object they believed to be an altar.

It’s not clear whose remains they are.

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