Police recently arrested three men accused of breaking into a house in Fair Lawn and sexually assaulting a female victim.
The violent crime reportedly went down around 3:10 a.m. at a house located in Fair Lawn, NJ. According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspects forcibly entered the house and violently assaulted the resident.
The Fair Lawn Police Department sent officers to the area after getting a 911 call about a strange man walking around the neighborhood. When Fair Lawn police officers got to the scene, they found the three suspects inside the residence.
Police officers initially detained the suspects and transported them to local police headquarters for questioning. The Fair Lawn Police Department later contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit so that the specialized law enforcement agency could assist with the investigation.
The three suspects were later placed under arrest and charged with numerous crimes.
Two of the suspects, a 19-year-old Newark man and a 21-year-old Newark man, face aggravated sexual assault charges. They are also charged with burglary, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and terroristic threats.
The third suspect is a 19-year-old male from Newark, New Jersey. He faces charges for burglary in connection with the break-in, but he has not yet been charged with a sex crime.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Late Night Horror as Men Break into Home, Sexually Assault Woman, Cops Say.”