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Statement from the Union County Police Department

Today, Union County Police Chief Martin Mogensen, in conjunction with Rahway Police Director Nicholas G. Breiner, announced that a Rahway man has been charged with sexually assaulting a Rahway resident in the afternoon hours of Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Keon Hagans, 44, is charged with fourth-degree sexual contact.

On September 20, 2023, at approximately 2:50 p.m., Union County Police Officers responded to the Squires Island section of Rahway Park on River Road on a report of a suspicious event. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who reported that she had been touched inappropriately by an unknown male while walking through the park.

On Wednesday October 4, 2023, Hagans was arrested at his residence on a warrant by members of the Union County Police Investigations Unit.  He was processed and placed in the Union County Jail, where he currently remains pending court proceeding.

This investigation was led by the Union County Police Department with assistance from the Rahway Police Department and the Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.

“We are grateful for the extraordinary work of our investigators which led to the quick identification and apprehension of Hagans,” Chief Mogensen stated.

This investigation is now closed and awaiting court proceedings.

These criminal charges are mere accusations. Every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.