Police searching for suspect who committed multiple sexual assaults in Hillsborough

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HILLSBOROUGH TWP., N.J. – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Hillsborough Township Chief of Police Michael McMahon announced an investigation into multiple sexual offenses that occurred in the areas of Farm Road and Robin Road during the evening hours of Thursday, October 7, 2021 and Friday, October 15, 2021 in Hillsborough Township.

Prosecutor Robertson stated that on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at approximately 7:33 p.m., Hillsborough Township Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting an alleged sexual offense that occurred in the area of Farm Road. Upon arrival, officers met with an adult female resident of Hillsborough who reported being groped by an unknown male while walking her dog in the area of Farm Road. Detectives from the Hillsborough Township Police Department responded to investigate.

The victim reported to Detectives that the male suspect walked past her while she was walking her dog on Farm Road. The suspect approached her and began groping her while asking her to kiss him. The unknown male suspect let go of the victim and fled the area on foot when she threatened to scream. The victim described the suspect as a Caucasian male in his early 20’s, approximately 5’9” with medium long brownish hair wearing a baseball cap, white t-shirt and shorts.

Prosecutor Robertson stated that on Friday, October 15, 2021, at approximately 10:59 p.m., Hillsborough Township Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting an alleged sexual offense that occurred in the area of Robin Road. Upon arrival, officers met with an adult female resident of Hillsborough, who reported being approached while in the vestibule of her apartment complex by a male who forcibly tried to kiss her. Detectives from the Hillsborough Township Police Department responded to investigate.

The victim reported to police that the suspect entered the vestibule of her apartment complex after the door did not close completely behind her. The victim stated she had her back to the suspect when he grabbed her face and attempted to kiss her. The victim screamed and tried to fight the male off. The male ran out of the vestibule and fled the area on foot. The victim described the suspect as a Caucasian male in his early 20’s, approximately 5’7 with medium long brown curly hair wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

While conducting this investigation, Detectives from the Hillsborough Township Police Department were advised of a third incident involving an adult female resident of Hillsborough who reported that on Friday, October 15, 2021, at approximately 10:00 p.m., she was walking her dog in the area of Farm Road when a male approached her and began making lewd comments. The victim walked away from the male. The victim provided Detectives with a similar description of a Caucasian male in his early 20’s, thin build wearing a hooded jacket.