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Man found with mummified remains in closet to remain jailed

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Posted at 10:20 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 23:20:49-04

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

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 a human head, part of an arm and a torso dressed in a necktie and suit jacket. Investigators also saw a religious obwject believed to be an altar.

A medical examiner has yet to identify the remains.