Police Searching for Newark Rapist

Newark Rapist 3.13.13The Newark Police Department, in conjunction with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, is looking for a man suspected of sexually assaulting three women during two home invasions. A sketch (depicted to the left) has now been released. In addition, authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the suspect’s arrest.

In February of 2013, it is alleged that the suspect entered two residences in Newark brandishing a knife. In the first incident, he sexually assaulted two female occupants inside the residence. He returned a few days later and again assaulted one of the females.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Lieutenant Aurielo of Newark Police Department Special Victims Section at (973) 733-7273 or Lieutenant Janine Straccamore of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Bureau at (973) 753-1123.

For more information, see the Star-Ledger article entitled, “Authorities seek help identifying alleged Newark rapist.”