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Good Samaritan Saves Female Victim from an Attempted Sexual Assault on I-295

Mount Laurel Township

According to NJ State Police officials, on Thursday, June 6, at approximately 2:44 p.m., troopers from Bordentown Station were dispatched to the report of a possible assault on the I-295 northbound exit ramp to State Highway 73 in Mount Laurel Township.

Officials say when troopers arrived, officers from the Mount Laurel Police Department advised that a good samaritan had stopped to assist a woman who was being assaulted by a male suspect.

During the investigation, troopers discovered that John Bishop witnessed the suspect grab a woman and drag her into a wooded area off the side of the ramp. He stopped his vehicle on the shoulder and went into the woods to render aid.

As Mr. Bishop approached the woods, he observed the victim struggling with the man and immediately intervened.

Officials say after a brief struggle, Mr. Bishop was able to subdue the suspect and remove him from the victim.

A short time later, officers from the Mount Laurel Police Department arrived on scene and arrested the male suspect. The suspect identified was identified as Donald Cramer Jr., 52, of Philadelphia, P.A., and turned over to State Police detectives.

The female victim sustained non-life-threating injuries and was taken to a local area hospital.

Donald Cramer Jr. was charged with kidnapping, criminal attempted sexual assault, aggravated assault, robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, terrorist threats, criminal restraint, and resisting arrest. He was lodged at Burlington County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Detectives believe that Cramer may be the suspect of more sexual assaults and are requesting that anyone with additional information to please contact Detective I Craig McCoy of the Bordentown Criminal Investigation Office at 609-298-1171. Anonymous tips are welcome.

Charges are mere accusations and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.