Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man responsible for a 2021 sexual assault that occurred at Big Brook Park in Marlboro, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Wednesday.
The joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Victims Bureau and the Marlboro Township Police Department into the sexual assault of a female jogger is still active.
The incident took place shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, approximately 100 feet off the Henry Hudson Trail in Big Brook Park, not far from the Trail’s eastern terminus at Boundary Road.
The investigation determined that the female victim was running in the area when she noticed a male stretching nearby.
The suspect is described as a tanned white adult male with medium-length hair, possibly of Eastern European descent, standing about 6 feet tall and weighing roughly 240 pounds, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants. He also reportedly had a raised scar on one ear, light facial hair, and a distinctive neck tattoo (see sketch above).
The man allegedly physically attacked the victim, causing her to fall to the ground. He reportedly brandished a box cutter-style knife, which he used to cause minor injuries to her arms. The man then allegedly exposed himself and sexually assaulted the woman. He fled in an unknown direction.
Anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Joshua Rios at 1-800-533-7443 or Marlboro Police Department Detective Michael Pecoraro at 732-536-0100.
Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous but has information about a crime can submit a tip to Monmouth County Crime Stoppers by calling their confidential telephone tip-line at 1-800-671-4400; by downloading and using the free P3 Tips mobile app (available on iOS and Android – https://www.p3tips.com/1182), by calling 800-671-4400 or by going to the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com
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