Somerset County Man Arrested for Alleged Gropings Near Rutgers University

Authorities have charged a 29-year-old Somerset County man, Crystaljay Ecot, in connection with at least two groping incidents near the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick. Ecot faces two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

On Monday, two female Rutgers students separately reported being inappropriately touched by an unknown man in the areas of Hamilton Street and College Avenue. Investigators identified Ecot as the suspect, leading to his arrest on Tuesday.

This marks the second arrest within a month related to similar offenses near Rutgers University. In early November, a 33-year-old New Brunswick man, Jose Paulino 2nd, was arrested after five attempted gropings were reported.

The incidents remain under investigation, and anyone with information is urged to contact the New Brunswick Police Department, Rutgers Police Department, or the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit.


Author: CrimeDoor

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