Lady sexually assaulted whereas jogging park path in Franklin, NJ

FRANKLIN (Somerset) — Regulation enforcement are investigating a sexual assault reported alongside a part of the Delaware & Raritan Canal park path on Monday.

Township police responded to a 911 name round 6 p.m. from a feminine runner, who reported being attacked by a person who had been passing on a bicycle close to Blackwells Mills Street and Canal Street.

The girl mentioned that the unknown man obtained off of his bike whereas she was operating and tackled her to the bottom, based on Somerset County Appearing Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

As the person tried to sexually assault her, the girl was capable of struggle again and escape from the assault, instantly dialing for assist.

The sufferer was taken to an space hospital for therapy and launched.

Police mentioned that the attacker is described as a Hispanic male in his mid 30s, with a heavier construct, and about 5 ft 7 inches.

He was final seen sporting black pants or shorts, a inexperienced hoodie and a blue gator face protecting — and fled the world on his bicycle.

The assault was reported within the space of the Six Mile Run path, a spokesperson for the prosecutor confirmed to New Jersey 101.5.

Detectives are urging the general public to contact police in the event that they see any particular person matching the outline supplied by the sufferer.

Police are working to find out if the suspect concerned on this latest incident was the identical man concerned in two totally different assaults in Somerset and Middlesex Counties reported final yr.

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In September, a girl reported being raped by a person armed with a gun as she walked inside D&R Canal park close to the South Brunswick/Plainsboro border, Middlesex County authorities beforehand mentioned.

In July, a girl reported being sexually assaulted by a person who had been armed with a knife in Duke Island Park, based on the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Workplace.

Anybody with potential data referring to the sexual assault can contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Workplace Intercourse Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100 or the Franklin Township Police Division at 908-873-5533 or by way of the STOPit app.

The STOPit app, which could be downloaded to a wise telephone totally free, permits residents to supply nameless stories together with movies and pictures.

Data can be supplied by the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477).

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