Paterson police: Schoolyard sexual assault suspect arrested

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in the sexual assault of a woman in a Paterson schoolyard. Police have identified the suspect as Rahimie Hewitt, of Paterson. Cops say the attack took place at around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Investigators say the victim took a shortcut near School 5 in Paterson when Hewitt grabbed her from behind, dragged her to a Dumpster and assaulted her. Police say she scratched the Hewitt's face and arms, and that they were able to make an arrest based on the description she gave.

Paterson police say they are still investigating if Hewitt is connected to a separate sexual assault of a 16-year-old last month.

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