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Police Investigate Sexual Assault At Cape May County Cemetery

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MIDDLE Twp., N.J. (CBS) – Police in Cape May County are searching for a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman who had just visited a cemetery.

According to police, the attack occurred just before 9:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the Fairview Methodist Cemetery in Middle Township.

Police received a call from a resident on Orbit Drive who said a bleeding woman came to his home, knocked on the door, and asked that police be called.

Police say, the 29-year-old victim, from Avalon was visiting a cemetery plot when she was attacked and sexually assaulted by a man who had been hiding near her vehicle.

The victim said she was able to break free and run to the home on Orbit Drive.

The suspect is described as a white male, thin build, late 20’s to early 30’s, buzz cut hair with a light beard on the sides and heavier hair on his mustache and chin. He was wearing shorts and a white baggy t-shirt.

The woman was taken to Cape Regional Medical Center where she was treated and released.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Middle Township Police Major Crimes Unit at 609-465-8700 or Cape May County CrimeStoppers at 609-465-2800.

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