Two Sexual Assaults Reported in the Fifth Ward Just Hours Apart

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Police are after two men accused of acts of sexual assualt in separate incidents on the same evening, according to a report on

The first instance occurred in the afternoon on High Street when a 22-year-old girl was attacked by unidentified assailant. He pushed her to the ground and began touching her inappropriately, according to the report.

The other instance occurred later that evening at Harvest Moon Brewery on George Street where a girl was attacked by a white male between the ages of 28 and 32.

The suspect barged into the women's bathroom, pushed the woman up against the wall, began to kiss her, and exposed his gentials to her.  After she screamed the man fled at around 12:30 am.

If you have any information regarding these incidents, please contact Investigator Tracy Lackey of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3600, or Detective Thierry Lemmerling of the New Brunswick Police Department at 732-745-5200.


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