Woman Found Tied Up, Sexually Assaulted in Newark Central Ward Apartment

Police officials in Newark are investigating an incident of sexual assault that occurred in a building in Newark's Central Ward on Wednesday morning.

Residents at 725 Martin Luther King Boulevard told RLS Media they dialed 911 after hearing what appeared to be a woman shouting for help inside an apartment on the third floor of the building just after midnight.

According to a statement released by Newark Police officials, officers responded to the residence shortly before 12:40 a.m. on a call of a sexual assault.

Upon arrival, they found the unidentified woman suffering non-life-threatening injuries at that location.

Police say a preliminary investigation indicated that a male acquaintance assaulted the victim during a reported date.

According to police, the victim was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.

This incident is in its early stages of the investigation and no further information could be released.