NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A city man was arrested today and charged with sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend and assaulting a bystander who tried to intervene, Rutgers University police said.

Frank Ferraro, 26, was arrested and charged with sexual assault and aggravated assault, university police said.

They said the victim was attacked about 5:27 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Abeel Street and Elijah Way.
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The victim, who is not associated with the university, told police Ferraro struck her multiple times.

Police said a witness attempted to intervene and assist the woman, and Ferraro struck that person with a blunt object then ran away down George Street.

Both the woman and the bystander sustained injuries described as non life-threatening, and both refused medical treatment, police said.

At about 1:15 a.m. today, Rutgers police located and arrested Ferraro, authorities said.

Ferraro is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center in North Brunswick.

Rutgers police are asking that anybody with information about this case, or who may have been in the area at the time of the assaults call the university police Detective Bureau at (732) 932-8025.