22 Year Old Chesterfield Man Arrested On Criminal Sexual Contact In Hamilton Twp. Veteran’s Park Incident

September 15, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On September 15, 2021, at approximately 08:00 AM, Hamilton Police were detailed to 2206 Kuser Road  (Veterans Park -South Entrance) on a Criminal Sexual Contact incident.  Responding officers were advised by a female that she was running in the park and a black male suspect approached her from behind near the skate park and groped her thigh and buttocks area.    

Hamilton Police Detective Thomas Clugsten developed a suspect identified as 22 year old Chesterfield NJ resident (formerly of Long Island NY), Malcolm J. Lingard. Information developed from this investigation led to the arrest of Mr. Lingard for Criminal Sexual Contact regarding this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, or is aware of any similar incidents involving Malcolm J. Lingard, is asked to contact Hamilton Police Detective Thomas Clugsten at (609) 581-4027 or via email at tclugsten@hamiltonpd.org . The public can also contact the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609) 581-4008.

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