An investigation into multiple sexual offenses that occurred this month in the Farm Road and Robin Road areas in Hillsborough is currently under investigation.
Hillsborough Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting an alleged sex offense in the Farm Road area around 7:33 p.m. on October 7, according to a statement released by Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, head of the Somerset County Attorney’s Office. County Detectives John W. Fodor and Hillsborough Township Police Chief Michael McMahon on October 26.
Upon arrival, officers encountered an adult Hillsborough resident who said she was groped by an unknown man while walking her dog in the Farm Road area. Hillsborough Township Police Department detectives responded to investigate, officials said.
The victim reported to detectives that the suspect walked past her as she walked her dog on Farm Road. The suspect approached her and began to fiddle with her while asking her to kiss her, the allegations were made. The unknown male suspect let go of the victim and fled the area on foot when she threatened to scream.
The victim described the suspect as a Caucasian male in his early twenties, approximately 5’9 ” tall with shoulder-length brown hair wearing a baseball cap, white t-shirt and shorts.
Robertson said on October 15 at around 10:59 p.m. Hillsborough Township Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting an alleged sex offense in the Robin Road area. Upon arrival, officers encountered an adult woman residing in Hillsborough, who said she was approached while in the lobby of her apartment complex by a man who attempted to forcefully kiss her, according to the allegations.
Hillsborough Township Police Department detectives responded to investigate.
The victim reported to police that the suspect entered the lobby of her apartment complex after the door did not fully close behind her. The victim said she had her back to the suspect when he grabbed her face and attempted to kiss her. The victim screamed and tried to push the man away. The man ran out of the hallway and fled the area on foot, according to reports.
The victim described the suspect as a Caucasian male in his early 20s, standing around 5ft 7in with medium length curly brown hair wearing a black hoodie and jeans, according to reports.
During this investigation, Hillsborough Township Police Department detectives were made aware of a third incident involving an adult Hillsborough resident who reported that on October 15 at around 10 p.m. she was walking her dog in the Farm area. Road when a male approached her and started making obscene comments. The victim moved away from the man.
The victim provided detectives with a similar description of a slim, Caucasian man in his early 20s wearing a hooded jacket, the statement said.
Anyone with information should contact the Somerset County Attorney’s Office Sex Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100 or the Hillsborough Township Police Department at 908-369-4323 or through the STOPit app.
Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers information line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477).
All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stoppers advice will be kept confidential.