Public Assistance Needed in Sexual Assault Investigation

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit is requesting assistance from the public in the investigation of a sexual assault that occurred at the Walter E. Ulrich Memorial Pool, located in Rahway River Park on Saturday, July 22, 2023.

The victim, a juvenile female, reported that, at some point after 3p.m., she was approached by a stranger in the pool and assaulted. The suspect is described as a middle-aged, bald, white male who is approximately 5’5” – 5’6” tall and somewhat heavyset, with either blue or green eyes and wearing only swim trunks at the time.

This is an active investigation and anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact the Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit Sergeant Annie Coll at (908) 347-2474 or Detective Jessica Tattoli at (908) 341-5418.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at; submission of tips made in this fashion that result in an arrest and indictment can be eligible for a reward of up to $10,000 via the Union County Crime Stoppers.