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NJ man allegedly kidnaps, sexually assaults woman

Hajkim Samuel
Posted at 2:49 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 14:49:53-04

NEWARK, NJ — A 43-year-old man allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman, New Jersey officials said

Hajkim Samuel, who knows the victim, allegedly forced his way into the victim's home on April 9 and repeatedly sexually assaulted the woman at knife point, officials with the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office said. He's accused of forcing the woman to travel to a Middlesex County hotel where he continued to sexually assault the woman.

She escaped and called 911.

Detectives found Samuel the next day at a family member's home in Newark, officials said. He was hiding under a bed.

Police arrested Samuel on charges of 1st degree Kidnapping, 1st degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, and 3rd degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.