Authorities in Mercer County are investigating claims that one or more members of the New Jersey State Police were involved in an alleged sexual assault.
In a news release issued by the prosecutor's office stated a 25-year-old Ewing Township resident has alleged she was sexually assaulted by "multiple male individuals including one or more members of the New State Police" during the early morning hours of December 7.
In response to the allegations, Sgt. Jones of the New Jersey State Police said:
"Once the division was made aware of the allegations, aggressive steps were taken to ensure full and complete cooperation with this investigation. The superintendent has directed all appropriate State Police resources to be made available in support of the Mercer County Prosecutors Office."
At this time the investigation is on-going and no charges have been filed.
Authorities said any trooper found to be involved in the alleged assault will be suspended with pay until the outcome of the investigation is determined.