Woman Sexually Assaulted in Cape May Co. Cemetery

An Avalon woman who was visiting a cemetery plot in Cape May County was sexually assaulted by a man hiding behind her parked car, police say

A woman who was visiting a cemetery plot in Cape May Court House, N.J., Sunday evening was allegedly sexually assaulted by a man lying in wait behind her car, police say.

A resident of Orbit Drive called Middle Township Police at about 8:54 p.m. Sunday, saying that a bleeding woman came to his home asking for help.

The 29-year-old Avalon woman was sexually assaulted after walking back to her parked car in the Fairview Methodist Cemetery, police say.

She struggled with the man and was able to break free, running to the house on Orbit Drive asking for the residents to call police.

Police describe the suspect as a white male in his late 20s to early 30s, with a buzz cut and a light beard on the sides of his face and heavier hair on his mustache and chin. The man was wearing shorts and a white baggy T-shirt.

The woman was brought to Cape Regional Medical Center where she was treated and released.

Anyone with information about this should call Middle Township Police Major Crimes Unit at 609.465.8700 or Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609.465.2800.

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