Law enforcement officials in Morris County confirmed an active investigation into a sexual assault that occurred in Morristown on Tuesday, May 3, in the afternoon.
Officials say that at approximately 3:41 p.m., two males approached a female and asked for money on the Traction Line Recreation Trail in Morristown.
When the female victim did not provide money, police said one of the males pushed the victim to the ground and sexually assaulted her while the other male stood by.
According to police, both suspects immediately fled the area. The suspects were unknown to the victim.
One suspect is described as a Hispanic male with black hair, approximately 20 years of age, last seen wearing a white polo shirt and blue jeans.
A second suspect is described as a Hispanic male, around 20 years of age, last seen wearing a black hat, black hoodie sweatshirt with white lettering on the back, and black pants.
Police say one of the assailants was also seen riding a bicycle.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit at 973-285-6200, the Morristown Bureau of Police at 973-538-2200, or Morris County CrimeStoppers at 1-800-SHERIFF (743- 7433) or 973-COP-CALL (267-2255).
Persons reporting any information may remain anonymous.