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Release* †† ††††††Date: October 6, 2009
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* †† ††††††Date: October 6, 2009
Teenager charged with bias intimidation in assault of
The 16 year old, whose name is being withheld because of his age, faces a charge of juvenile delinquency in the bias intimidation count that accuses him of targeting the man because of his religion.
16 year old initially was charged with juvenile delinquency in the aggravated
assault of the 19-year-old man, and the additional charge was filed on October
2, 2009, following an investigation by Sgt.
16 year old initially was arrested and charged after the township man, who is
Jewish, told police he was punched at 7:25 p.m. while walking on
The Edison Police Department subsequently filed a bias incident report with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, in accordance with state guidelines.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Sgt. John McElwain, of the Edison Police Department, at (732) 248-7439, or Sgt. Rodriguez at (732) 745-4386.