MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, and Morristown Police Chief Darnell Richardson confirm an active investigation into a sexual assault that occurred in Morristown on Tuesday, May 3. Law enforcement is seeking information from the public.
On May 3, at approximately 3:41 p.m., two males approached a female and asked for money on the Traction Line Recreation Trail in Morristown. When the female victim did not provide money, one of the males pushed the victim to the ground and sexually assaulted her while the other male stood by. Thereafter, both suspects fled the area.
The suspects were unknown to the victim. One suspect is described as a Hispanic male with black hair, approximately 20 years of age, last seen wearing a white polo shirt and blue jeans. A second suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 20 years of age, last seen wearing a black hat, black hoodie sweatshirt with white lettering on the back, and black pants. One of the suspects was also seen riding a bicycle.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit at (973) 285-6200, the Morristown Bureau of Police at (973) 538-2200 or Morris County CrimeStoppers at 1-800-SHERIFF (743-7433) or 973-COP-CALL (267-2255).
Persons reporting any information may remain anonymous. Information on how to submit an anonymous tip can be found on the CrimeStoppers Program website at www.morriscrimestoppers.org. CrimeStoppers tips can be provided by phone, submitted online, or downloaded the app (P3 TIPS).