NEWARK - A group of residents in Newark say a small group of boys attacked and may have sexually assaulted an elderly woman.

Witnesses tell News 12 New Jersey the attack happened around 8 p.m. Monday in an alley. They say a group of boys around the age of 12 ganged up on an older woman.

News 12 New Jersey spoke with one person who claimed to see the incident, but didn't want to be on camera fearing he too would be attacked.

At least three residents who did not want to be identified said they watched out of their windows and called police.