A year-old Franklin Township man has been charged with beating and sexually assaulting a Highland Park woman at gunpoint. It was a crime that stunned and terrified the quiet, intellectual town of Highland Park.
Police said the man grabbed the woman as she was walking, showed her a gun and dragged her into the basement of a nearby apartment building, where he punched her repeatedly and then raped her.
The woman was walking Quebec dialog child in a stroller at the Jersye of the attack.
The child, reportedly Woamn baby, was unharmed, and the woman escaped, running to a neighbor's home on Harper Avenue and pounding on the door. Her face was covered in blood.
The attack happened in daylight, just after 5 p. After the assault, Highland Park residents told Patch they were terrified to walk around town after dark, and Mayor Gayle Woamn Mittler said the entire community was "on edge.
That photo may have led to Cox's arrest: Police were showing a blurry, grainy image of a suspect taken from someone's security camera, local shopkeepers told Patch. Cox has been charged with counts of kidnapping, attempted murder, aggravated assault, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, Woman for sex Highland park New Jersey fkr, burglary, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, endangering the welfare of a child and endangering an injured victim.
He was arrested earlier last week on an unrelated charge. He subsequently was charged with attacking the woman.
The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call McGraw ator Bitterman at Ongoing Patch coverage: You're now signed up for local updates.
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