Police Release Sketch in New Brunswick Assault on Rutgers Student

by Jaclyn Weisser

A composite sketch has been released by the Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor’s Office and the New Brunswick Police Department of a suspect who assaulted a woman in January.

sketchThe woman, a 24-year-old Rutgers student, was attacked on Townsend Street between Livingston and Joyce Kilmer avenues in New Brunswick, according to police. The attacker fled and the woman went to a residence, where the neighbors called the police, said the press release.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set, man with a dark complexion, between the ages of 30 and 49, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with dark “spiked hair” and no facial hair. He was wearing dark pants and a black, zippered jacket with a hood at the time of assault, according to the Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor’s Office.

The suspect was last seen running away on Townsend Street toward Joyce Kilmer Avenue at around 2:30 a.m. Jan. 31. Police say he punched the woman several times in the face, touched her inappropriately, and attempted to further sexually assault her. The woman was able to flee the attacker by kicking and screaming.

The incident is under investigation and police 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.