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Mount Laurel Men Indicted for Sexual Assault

The two men allegedly assaulted a physically incapacitated teenager.

Two Mount Laurel men were indicted by a county grand jury for sexually assaulting a physically incapacitated 18-year-old female at a hotel last year, Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi said this week. 

Iric S. Cohen, 42, of Forrest Court in Mount Laurel, and Richard Trevor Hughes, 44, also of Forrest Court in Mount Laurel, were indicted on charges of first degree aggravated sexual assault, first degree conspiracy, first degree kidnapping, third degree invasion of privacy, third degree distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, namely Lorazepam, third degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, namely Lorazepam, and third degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, namely Lorazepam.

Officials said the sexual assault occurred at a hotel on Fellowship Road in Mount Laurel on Dec. 8, 2011. The victim was an acquaintance of one of the defendants.

The indictment alleges the defendants recorded the assault using a smartphone. Police were called to the hotel after a guest saw the severely incapacitated victim enter the hotel with the two defendants and notified hotel management.

The indictments were returned Sept. 27. An arraignment will be scheduled in Superior Court in Burlington County. The defendants are free on $300,000 bail.

The investigation was conducted by detectives from the Mount Laurel Police Department. Anyone with information concerning these defendants should call Mount Laurel police at 856-234-1414, ext. 1599.

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