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Indecent Exposure Arrest in Montgomery Township

By Barbara A. Preston | Posted on October 17, 2022 (updated October 18, 2022)


A juvenile reported to Montgomery police that an unknown male pulled down his pants and exposed himself to her as she was walking by him in an unidentified Montgomery Township school during a private function on Saturday, October 1.

Shuai Shen of Princeton.


Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald and Montgomery Township Acting Police Director Tom Frascella announced the arrest of Shuai Shen, 54, of Maidenhead Road, Princeton in relation to an incident of indecent exposure, which occurred on October 1 in an unidentified Montgomery Township school.


Detectives interviewed the juvenile, and the Somerset County Computer Crimes Unit conducted an investigation, which led to the arrest of Shuai Shen of Princeton.


While conducting a surveillance detail at the school, officers from the Montgomery Police Department observed Shen arrive and enter the school on Saturday, October 8, wearing similar clothes as to what the victim reported the culprit was wearing during the October 1 incident.


Shen entered the facility and then exited a few minutes later, police said. At this point, Montgomery police officers approached Shen, placed him in custody without incident and transported him to the Montgomery Police Department. How Shen was able to access entrance to the school remains under investigation. NJ.com reported that he is not a parent or an employee of the Montgomery Township school. The Montgomery News was unable to confirm the NJ.com report.


Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald stated that Shen is charged with third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and fourth-degree Lewdness. He was lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing in this matter.


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Prosecutor McDonald and Montgomery Acting Police Director Tom Frascella request anyone with information relating to this incident to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit at 908.231.7100 or the Montgomery Township Police Department at 908.359.3222 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.


NOTE: The charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


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