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A Young Man Entered a Hillsborough Woman's Home and Groped Her While She Was Showering

By Barbara A. Preston | April 19, 2022

An unknown man entered a Hillsborough woman's home, got naked, joined her in her shower, and grabbed her from behind on Thursday, April 14, police said. The victim was able to fight-off the man, who fled the scene at about 10:18 pm.

Police are looking for the man. The victim described the suspect as a Caucasian male, approximately 18 to 24 age range, with a thin build, short dark colored hair, no facial or body hair.

The victim was able to provide a composite sketch to the New Jersey State Police Forensic Imaging Unit of the alleged perpetrator. Police have released the composite sketch in hopes of obtaining leads to this incident. The public is urged to contact authorities if the actor is known to them. Do not approach or attempt to apprehend.

Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Hillsborough Township Police Chief Michael McMahon announced an investigation into the sexual offense, which occurred in the area of Andria Avenue during in Hillsborough Township.

Acting Prosecutor Taggart stated that on Thursday, April 14, at approximately 10:18 p.m., Hillsborough Township Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting the sexual offense. Upon arrival, officers met with an adult female resident of Hillsborough who reported being groped by an unknown male while she was taking a shower in her residence in the area of Andria Avenue. Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes Unit and detectives from the Hillsborough Police Department responded to investigate.

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The victim reported to detectives that, while showering, an unknown male suspect entered the shower naked and grabbed her from behind. The victim was able to fight off the unknown male, who fled the bathroom exiting the residence possibly through a screen door. The victim was not injured in this incident.

Acting Prosecutor Taggart, Chief Fodor, and Chief McMahon request anyone with information relating to this sexual offense to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Sex Crimes Unit at 908.231.7100 or the Hillsborough Township Police Department at 908.369.4323 or via the STOPit app.

The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 888.577.TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.


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