Manalapan-Englishtown school board member to plead not guilty to sex assault count

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(AP) - A school board member accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old man over the Labor Day weekend plans to plead not guilty.

Joseph Tringali made his initial court appearance on Wednesday. He will remain jailed until at least Monday, when a detention hearing is expected to be held.

The 47-year-old Manalapan resident is charged aggravated sexual assault. His lawyer, Richard Lomurro, told the Asbury Park Press that his client will plead not guilty.

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Monmouth County prosecutors have not disclosed details about the incident that led to the charge being filed.

Tringali serves on the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Board of Education. He also is vice president and chaplain for the Manalapan Township-Englishtown Volunteer First Aid Squad.

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