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Authorities Investigate Hillsborough Township Home Invasion, Sexual Offense

Hillsborough Township

Somerset County officials announced an investigation into a sexual offense that occurred in the area of Andria Avenue during the evening hours of Thursday, April 14, in Hillsborough Township.  

Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart stated that on Thursday, April 14, at approximately 10:18 p.m., Hillsborough Township Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting a sexual offense that occurred in the area of Andria Avenue.  

According to Acting Prosecutor Taggart, upon arrival, officers met with an adult female resident of Hillsborough who reported being groped by an unknown male while taking a shower in her residence in the area of Andria Avenue. 

Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes Unit and detectives from the Hillsborough Police Department responded to investigate. 

Acting Prosecutor Taggart said that the victim reported to Detectives that while showering, an unknown male suspect entered the shower naked and grabbed her from behind.

The victim was able to fight off the unknown male, who fled the bathroom, exiting the residence possibly through a screen door.  

According to Acting Prosecutor Taggart, the victim was not injured in this incident.  The victim described the suspect as a Caucasian male, approximately 18 to 24 in age range, with a thin build, short dark-colored hair and no facial or body hair. 

Subsequently, the victim was able to provide a composite sketch to the New Jersey State Police Forensic Imaging Unit of the alleged actor.  

The composite sketch is being released by investigators in hopes of obtaining leads to this incident.  

The public is urged to contact authorities if the actor is known to them and do not approach or attempt to apprehend. 

Somerset County officials request anyone with information relating to this sexual offense to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Sex Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Hillsborough Township Police Department at (908) 369-4323. 

Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477).

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.