Police: Bayonne man charged with criminal sexual contact for grinding on stranger


A Bayonne man, 19, has been charged with criminal sexual contract for grinding on a stranger on Avenue C in the middle of the day on Saturday, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Omar Hassanien, 19, of Bayonne, was charged with criminal sexual contact, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

Hassanien was taken into custody at about 3:36 p.m. from the area of Evergreen Street on Saturday.

Officers responded to the area of 10th Street and Avenue C on a report of a sexual assault.

According to the 48-year-old victim, after parking her vehicle in the area, she observed a man, later identified as Hassanien, lurking in the area and looking at her through her car window before pacing at the rear of her vehicle.

Since she was afraid, she remained in her vehicle for a short time then exited and made her way to the trunk.

“As she was at the trunk, Hassanien walked behind her and rubbed his genitals on her buttocks before fleeing south on Avenue C. A description was broadcast to all police units and officers observed a male matching the description on Evergreen Street,” Amato said.

An on-scene investigation led to Hassanien being positively identified as the suspect and was placed under arrest.

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