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Man charged in connection with domestic violence incident at Farleigh Dickinson University

FLORHAM PARK BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) – A Hudson County man has been arrested in connection to a domestic violence incident that occurred at the Farleigh Dickinson University campus on Easter Sunday, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

On April 9, Jayshawn E. Moore, 21, of Jersey City, who is not affiliated with the university, allegedly forced an adult female victim known to him, into a dormitory room on the campus of Farleigh Dickinson University in Florham Park Borough, Carroll said.

Once inside the room, Moore allegedly threatened the victim verbally and with a knife, and that he assaulted her physically and sexually over a number of hours, Carroll said.

Moore was arrested on Tuesday, April 11 in Elizabeth and charged with two counts of first-degree kidnapping, four counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree aggravated assault, second-degree burglary, third-degree terroristic threats, third-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.

Moore was then lodged at the Morris County Correctional Facility. A motion for Pretrial Detention was filed and a Detention Hearing has been scheduled for Monday, April 17, Carroll said.

Multiple law enforcement agencies contributed to this investigation and arrest, including the Florham Park Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit and Major Crimes Unit.

“We have all been working hard on perfecting our inter-agency methods and protocols  which , when coupled with our professional relationships among our law enforcement personnel, result in an effective force multiplier when we are confronted with crimes of violence,” Carroll said.

Anyone with any information related to this investigation, is encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200.

New Jersey’s 1991 Prevention of Domestic Violence Act recognizes that domestic violence is a serious crime against society, that victims of domestic violence come from all social and economic backgrounds and ethnic groups, and that violent behavior against victims of domestic violence will not be excused or tolerated.  Domestic violence includes crimes such as kidnapping, assault, sexual assault, and any crime involving risk of death or serious bodily injury, as committed by people who are, or were, in a family or romantic relationship or have ever lived together with the victim(s).

If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic violence there are resources available in Morris County to assist victims and their families at the Morris County Family Justice Center, which is located at 10 Court Street, 4th Floor, Morristown, New Jersey.  The Morris Family Justice contact number is 973-829-4050; or you can visit their website at or contact the Domestic Violence Abuse hotline at 1-877-R-U-ABUSED.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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