Muhammad Sharif mugshot.

Maplewood Police

Irvington man accused of following woman home, sexually assaulting her

October 22, 2018 - 9:36 am

MAPLEWOOD, NJ (1010 WINS) -- There's been an arrest in a sexual assault that happened in Maplewood last Tuesday.

A woman said a man followed her, forced his way into her home, and attacked her.

Muhammad Sharif, 40, of Irvington has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and burglary.

It's not clear if he' a suspect in a smilar attack that occurred in Maplewood a few days earlier. In that case the victim was able to fend off the attacker.