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South Jersey Man Charged With Multiple Sexual Assaults

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MAYS LANDING, NJ (CBS) – A Mays Landing man was arrested and charged with multiple sexual assaults.

Police say that on May 15th, an investigation determined that 21-year-old Shawn Taraba was the suspect believed responsible for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl back in July of 2011. He was charged with 2nd degree Sexual Assault and 4th degree Criminal Sexual Contact.

Two additional sexual assaults connected to Taraba were also reported on May 18, 2013. In one, Taraba is accused of restraining and sexually assaulting a 17-year-old. He was charged with 2nd degree Sexual Assault, 3rd degree Aggravated Assault and 3rd degree Criminal Restraint related to that case.

In the other incident, involving a 20-year-old female, Taraba was charged with 4th degree Criminal Sexual Contact.

Taraba was arrested and bail was set for the initial charge of Sexual Assault at $50,000 full cash and $1,000 for the Criminal Sexual Contact. Taraba is being held in Cape May County Jail pending a court date.

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