NEW BRUNSWICK — An Irvington man was arrested and charged today with breaking into the home of an 18-year-old New Brunswick woman and sexually assaulting her, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced.
Corey L. Stewart, 23, was arrested at his home at about 12:30 a.m. today and was charged with aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault and burglary. He currently is waiting for bail to be set on the charges, and is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick.
Stewart was arrested and charged after Investigator Andreea Capraru of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and Detective Raymond Quick of the New Brunswick Police Department determined Stewart allegedly broke into the victim’s home on French Street in New Brunswick and sexually assaulted her Thursday afternoon.
The investigation began after police received a call at about 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 23, alerting them to the sexual assault.
The investigation alleges that Stewart choked the woman during the sexual assault. No weapons were used. The investigation further determined that the defendant and victim did not know each other.
Kaplan thanked the Irvington Police Department, which arrested Stewart.
The investigation is continuing. Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Investigator Capraru of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-732-745-3600, or Detective Quick of the New Brunswick Police Department at 1-732-745-5200.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Stewart are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.