Prosecutor: Man accused of sexually, physically assaulting woman in Franklin Township

Mateo Espinal-Brito faces multiple charges, including aggravated sexual assault and aggravated assault-strangulation.

Matt Trapani

Sep 26, 2023, 9:48 PM

Updated 301 days ago

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Authorities have arrested a man they say sexually and physically assaulted a woman he knew in Franklin Township.
The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office says the assault happened on Sept. 11. Officials say that Mateo Espinal-Brito, 42, assaulted the woman in the early morning hours. They were first alerted to the crime around 5 a.m.
Espinal-Brito was arrested later that day. He faces multiple charges, including aggravated sexual assault and aggravated assault-strangulation.


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