Rutgers Student Was Attacked Early Friday Morning

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NEW BRUNSWICK — Police are actively seeking a suspect who accosted a 24-year-old Rutgers University student, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced Saturday.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set, Hispanic male with a dark complexion, between the ages of 30 and 40, five-feet, eight-inches tall, with dark “spiked” hair and no facial hair. He was wearing dark pants and a black, zippered hooded jacket.
He was last seen fleeing on Townsend Street toward Joyce Kilmer Avenue shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 31.

A preliminary investigation determined that the woman was walking on Townsend Street between Livingston and Joyce Kilmer avenues in New Brunswick when the man walked up to her, punched her in the face several times, improperly touched her and attempted to further sexually assault her. He fled when she kicked him and screamed.

The woman went to a residence, where neighbors called police.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Investigator James Kelly of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3600, or Detective Ronoldy Martinez of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5217,


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