Police in Newark announced the arrest of Mr Harol Armijo Rosales, 24, of Newark, in connection with two incidents of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
Police say on March 22, a juvenile female riding a bicycle in the 100 block of Brill Street, just ahead of her parents who were walking, was followed into the gate of a residence by a man.
According to police the suspect followed the girl to the rear of the house and hid inside a garage at the property when the victim’s parents came to her aid.
Detectives investigating this incident observed the suspect on video surveillance masturbating in a driveway across the street prior to the juvenile victim’s arrival.
Police also observed the suspect later flee from his hiding place in the garage, heading northbound on Brill Street and eastbound on Brinsmaid Place.
Police say on March 14, 2021, a woman with her one-year-old grandchild was accosted by a man who was masturbating inside the first-floor hallway of a residential building in the area of Hawkins and Horatio streets.
The man grabbed the woman, who screamed, prompting her family to come to her aid.
In both incidents, Rosales was identified as a suspect. He was arrested on March 24th by New Jersey Transit Police. He faces two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of burglary, criminal trespassing, sexual assault and sexual contact.