EVESHAM, NJ – A suspect has been identified in an incident where a male sexually assaulted a female while she was walking in the Marlton Village Neighborhood Sunday evening.
The incident occurred around 5:30pm on November 8, 2020, on Marlton Village Drive, in the Marlton Village Development.
A 61-year-old female, reported that she was taking her daily walk when an unknown black male, identifying himself as “T”, struck up a conversation with her. The male asked the female if she was single and began to compliment her. Beginning to feel uncomfortable about the interaction, the female attempted to end the conversation and walk away, at which point the male hugged the female and grabbed her buttocks.
The female attempted to get away at which time the male attacked her from behind. She was taken to the ground by the male, who then placed his hand over her mouth and stated he was going to kill her. The female fought the male off and fled the area. The female suffered minor injuries from the attack.
Evesham Patrol Officers and Investigators saturated the area and utilized K-9 in an attempt to locate the male. On November 9th, investigators developed a suspect while canvasing the neighborhood, resulting in an arrest warrant being issued for Tasheem Keaton, age 34, of Marlton, NJ. He has been charged with Criminal Sexual Contact, Simple Assault, Terroristic Threats and Criminal Mischief. His current whereabouts are unknow.
The Evesham Police Department has reason to believe the male has attempted to contact other females in the area during previous days and are asking any prior victims or witness contact us immediately.
If anyone knows whereabouts of Tasheem Keaton, you are asked to contact the Evesham Police Department at 856-983-1116, the Confidential Tip Line at 856-983-4699 or email at Facebook@Eveshampd.org. Anonymous tips text ETPDTIP to 847411