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Raritan Man Charged in Sexual Assault of Woman on D&R Canal in Plainsboro

Plainsboro Township

Middlesex County officials announced today, that a Raritan man has been charged in connection with an attack of a female victim that occurred in the area of Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park on the border of Plainsboro and South Brunswick Townships on September 28, 2021.

An investigation determined that on September 28, 2021, between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., an adult woman was walking on a path adjacent to the park when she was approached by an individual armed with a knife. 

According to the investigation, the male dragged her into a wooded area, demanded money and forcibly sexually assaulted her. 

After an extensive investigation by members of law enforcement the male who attacked the victim was determined to be Rogelio Calyeca Postrero, 38, of Raritan.

According to county officials, Calyeca Postrero was charged with Kidnapping, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault, Robbery, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

Calyeca Postrero is being held in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing on Friday, August 19, 2022.

On August 5, 2022, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office charged Calyeca Postrero with Aggravated Sexual Assault in connection with separate attacks that occurred in Bridgewater on July 18, 2021, and Franklin Township on May 16, 2022.

The investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Christopher Pennisi of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3600, Detective Patrick Miller of the Plainsboro Police Department at (609) 799-2333, or Detective Dominick DeLucia of the South Brunswick Police Department at (732) 329-4000. 

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