Sketch released after woman riding bike sexually assaulted in New Jersey park

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Thursday, July 22, 2021
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Have you seen him? Police are asking for the public's help to identify the man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman in a park in New Jersey.

BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police in New Jersey have released a sketch of a man wanted for assaulting a woman who was riding her bike in a park last weekend.

The incident was reported Sunday around 8:45 p.m. when the victim stopped to use her phone in Duke Island Park.

The victim says the man first held a knife to her throat and demanded money.

She handed over her money and then she told police that the man sexually assaulted her in the nearby bushes.

He got away on a bicycle toward Raritan.

Authorities are asking for the public's assistance with any information. Authorities urge the public not to confront the suspect and notify police.

Anyone with information is asked to to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Sex Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Bridgewater Township Police Department at (908) 722-4111 or via the STOPit app.

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