Newark police seek man charged with sexually assaulting children

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Authorities in Newark are asking for the public’s help to locate a man wanted on charges of aggravated sexual assault of children.

Frederick Ferguson, of Newark, is facing charges in connection with a reported sexual assault against multiple children that occurred in August, police said.

Ferguson, 35, is described as a black man who is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs approximately 170 pounds and has a burn scar on one of his forearms. Officials said Ferguson has been known to speak with a Jamaican accent at times and frequents the Branch Brook Park area and shelters in Newark and in New York City.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Newark’s Department of Public Safety 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-695-8477 or 1-877-695-4867. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.

Anonymous tips may also be made using the police division’s website or through the department’s app.

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