Officials seek public’s help in identifying man responsible for 2021 sexual assault at Marlboro hiking trail

A sexual predator is still at large two years after he attacked a woman on a hiking trail in Marlboro, and officials are asking for the public’s help to identify the attacker.
Monmouth County prosecutors say a woman was jogging near the Henry Hudson Trail in Big Brook Park when she was physically attacked with a box cutter and sexually assaulted in November 2021. The jogger said the attacker was stretching nearby, according to prosecutors.
The man is described by officials as a tanned white adult male with medium-length hair, possibly of Eastern European descent, 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 240 pounds, wearing dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants. Officials say the man also reportedly had a raised scar on one ear, light facial hair and a distinctive neck tattoo.
Anyone with information should contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Joshua Rios at 1-800-533-7443 or Marlboro Police Department Detective Michael Pecoraro at 732-536-0100.