Boy, 13, arrested for sexually assaulting 5 women in New JerseyBy Mason White 3:57 PM March 6, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A 13-year-old boy was arrested on charges of sexual assault.
The boy offered to help women with chores. However, while doing so he groped and attempted to assault them.
The teen of New Jersey, is accused of groping women’s behinds and trying to kiss some of them in an Gloucester Township apartment complex.
Police received complaints from at least 5 women, who said that they were sexually assaulted by the boy after he offered to help them with shoveling their snow and other chores.
The teen had been targeting women between 20 and 40 years old. Officers released a sketch of the boy and received tips from people, which lead to his arrest on Sunday.
The boy, who police said went to school in Camden, was charged with second degree attempted sexual assault, fourth degree aggravated criminal sexual contact, lewdness and harassment. He is being held in the Camden County Juvenile Detention Center.
Police were surprised to find that the suspect was a young teenager rather than a man in his 20s as they previously assumed.