A home invasion sexual assault that took place in Westfield Tuesday is under investigation, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Westfield Police Chief Christopher Battiloro jointly announced this morning.
Westfield Police Department patrol units responded to the area of Forest and Longfellow Avenues at approximately 12:50 p.m. Tuesday in response to a report of a burglary and sexual assault by an armed assailant, according to the preliminary investigation.
The investigation into the attack is being led by the Union County Special Victims Unit and the Westfield Police Department and assisted by members of the Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit and the New Jersey State Police.
Attached is a composite sketch of the suspect in the assault. Anyone who may know this individual or has any information about this matter is urged to contact Union County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Annie Coll at 908-347-2474 or Westfield Police Department Detective Betsy Savnik at 908-789-6078. Members of the public are strongly discouraged from approaching or confronting any individuals they believe to resemble the suspect composite, but are instead advised to contact members of law enforcement.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at www.uctip.org; submission of tips made in this fashion that result in an indictment and conviction can be eligible for a reward of up to $10,000 via the Union County Crime Stoppers.