Peeping Tom on the Loose in Somerset County
According to Somerset County Prosecutor, Michael Robertson, the Hillsborough Police Department has been actively seeking an individual whom the believe has been seen multiple times throughout the last few months peeping into windows and back doors of local residences homes. To make matters worse, the individual is not just peeping into the windows but it is alleged that he is nude, except for a black wig, shoes and some form of clothing that is used to cover his face.
The suspect was first observed on September 14th around 10 p.m. at the back door of one of the residents on Triangle Road. He was then spotted again on the first of November at around 7 p.m. outside of the window of a home on Meadowbrook Drive. During this incident the homeowner contacted the Hillsborough Police Department but by the time they arrived the suspect had already fled the scene. Two other similar incidents were reported back in July of this year but at this point in time the authorities are unable to confirm or deny whether the incidents are related. Unfortunately, the authorities have not only been unable to capture the suspect but they haven’t been able to positively identify the suspect as well. At this point in time they are releasing a photo of the suspect which was captured off of one of the homes security system in hopes that someone will be able to identify the suspect.
What Crimes Could the Peeping Tom be Charged with?
If the suspect is ever apprehended by the Hillsborough Police Department, they could end up charging him with several criminal offenses including but not limited to lewdness, harassment, endangering the welfare of a child, trespassing and even possible attempted burglary. Based on the nature of the charges, if the suspect is apprehended and charged, he will more likely than not be taken to the Somerset County Jail, pending a detention hearing. During this hearing the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office will be seeking to convince the Judge that the Defendant must be detained in the county jail, without bail, pending trial.
Criminal Lawyers in Hillsborough NJ
Have you been charged with a criminal offense in Hillsborough? If so, we strongly urge that you contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. Understanding your options is absolutely crucial. If you have been charged with lewdness, criminal sexual contact, luring, sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child or any other criminal offense for that matter, the Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. Our office serves all of Somerset and Hunterdon County, including towns like Bound Brook, Readington, Raritan, Clinton, Franklin, Manville, Green Brook, Bridgewater, Bedminster, Flemington and Watchung. To set up a free initial consultation today, please call our office at 908-533-1064 or you can try contacting us online.
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