Cops are asking for your help as they try to track-down a man from Salem County who is wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.

30-year-old Emeterio Alavez-Cruz of Pilesgrove Township is currently wanted by the New Jersey State Police, according to a Facebook post Thursday morning.

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Emeterio is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’ 6” tall, and 150 pounds. Police say he has connections to the Rio Grande, Wildwood, Bridgeton, Penns Grove and New Castle, DE, areas.

Emeterio Alavez-Cruz of Pilesgrove Township NJ - Photos: New Jersey State Police
Emeterio Alavez-Cruz of Pilesgrove Township NJ - Photos: New Jersey State Police

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Emeterio Alavez-Cruz is asked to contacted the State Police Fugitive Unit tipline at (800) 437-7839. Anonymous tips are welcome.

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