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Woman followed home and sexually assaulted in Maplewood

October 17, 2018 - 2:00 pm
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MAPLEWOOD, NJ (1010 WINS) -- Cops are patrolling with a purpose in Maplewood.

Late Tuesday morning, they say a man forced his way into a house and sexually assaulted a young woman he had followed there.

Residents are being advised to report any suspicious persons or vehicles they may see, and are telling women to be aware of their surroundings, especially if walking alone.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Essex County Prosecutor's Major Task Force at 877-TIPS-4EC.