Lower Township Police are searching for a man who allegedly committed a sexual assault at the Cape May Point State Park on Thursday morning, July 1st. Police were tipped off to the crime by a man who called the police department this morning.
The caller reported that he was walking the Nature Trails at the Cape May Point State Park, (which is located in Lower Township’s jurisdiction,) when he came across an hysterical female who was crying and told him that she had just been assaulted.
Lower Township and Cape May Police Officers immediately responded to the area, along with the Cape May Fire Rescue, to evaluate the victim.
Investigation on scene by Lower Township Detectives determined that the 39 year old female had been walking the Nature Trails and was sitting at one of the wooden lean-tos, overlooking a pond, when she was approached by a male subject.
The subject then grabbed the victim and threw her to the ground, at which time he inappropriately grabbed and touched her with his hands before fleeing the area.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 25 to 35 years old, approximately 5’5″ to 5’6″ tall, with a thin build. Suspect was described as having a full head of brown wavy hair and was clean shaven.
The suspect was wearing red shorts and a white plain t-shirt at the time. The type of footwear worn by the suspect, if any, was not reported.
The Lower Township Police Department immediately relayed the suspect’s description to the Cape May Beach Patrol and the Cape May Point Beach Patrol and advised the Beach Patrols to forward the description to all of their Beach Badge Checkers as well.