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Camden County Man Charged With the Sexual Assault on Woman He Found on Dating App


By: Yuritza Arroyo

Authorities in Camden County announced that a Stratford man has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and narcotics charges. 

According to Stratford Police, on July 20, the department received a 911 call about a woman who stated she was drugged and sexually assaulted at a residence on the unit block of Warwick Road. 

Police say during the investigation, detectives from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the department learned that the victim met Joshua Clark, 40, on a social media dating application.

While on a date at Clark’s residence, the victim reported consuming a drink that Clark had made, causing her to lose consciousness.

According to Detectives, upon regaining consciousness, the victim reported being sexually assaulted by Clark. 

Additional investigation led to a search warrant executed at Clark’s residence earlier this month.

Detectives say, during the search warrant, they located one-half ounce of methamphetamine, one Anesket (Ketamine) bottle containing a clear liquid, and assorted drug paraphernalia. 

Joshua Clark was charged with one count each of 1st-degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, 3rd-degree Tampering with a Food Product, 3rd-degree Possession of Methamphetamine, 2nd-degree Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, 3rd-degree Possession of Anesket (Ketamine), and 3rd-degree Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school.

Clark was arrested and remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing.