Hunt is on for predator

Local police, assisted by the State Police and the sex crimes unit of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, are actively searching for the man who sexually assaulted a Bloomfield woman as she returned home from work in the early hours of Saturday, June 18.
Bloomfield police said the victim, in her late 20s, was accosted at approximately 3:15 a.m. as she exited her car in the area of Franklin and Hill Sts.
The woman was dragged into and through several backyards, at which point she was physically assaulted and then sexually assaulted, police said.
The suspect fled the scene, heading east on Franklin St. The victim was treated at a local hospital.
The assailant was described as a black male in his early 30s, approximately 5-foot-7, with a stocky build, medium/dark complexion, and clean-shaven round face. He was wearing all dark clothing.

– Karen Zautyk

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