MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Prosecutor’s office announced the apprehension of suspects in the active sexual assault investigation regarding the incident that took place earlier this week. As a result of a coordinated effort between law enforcement agencies, the public, and the media. This occurred just a few hours after a press conference was held and a composite sketch was released. The investigation remains active and there will be additional information as soon as available.
The active sexual assault investigation is taking place by police, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, and Morristown Police Chief Darnell Richardson.
At approximately 3:41 p.m. on May 3, two males approached a female and asked for money, according to police. When she did not provide money, one of the males pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her while the other male stood by.
Both suspects, who were unknown to the victim, fled the area thereafter, said authorities.
The assault took place on the Traction Line Recreation Trail in Morristown.
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).