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May 19, 2021

READING: The Reading Police Department releases the following information relating to an attempted sexual assault that occurred in the 100 block of Church Street at approximately 1145 a.m. on May 19, 2021.

Officers from the Patrol Division responded to the 100 block of Church Street for an attempted sexual assault. The victim was walking in the block and went to enter her residence when an unknown male pushed her inside the door. The male assaulted her inside the residence and attempted to sexually assault her. The victim was able to fight off the suspect, who then fled the area on foot. The victim was able to call the police for assistance.

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned male, approximately 5 feet, 8 inches, 20-30 years old, short “afro style” hair, no facial hair, “dirty face,” and was wearing a black long sleeve shirt and dark pants.

There is no additional information on the suspect at this time.

Anyone with information relative to this incident or the suspect may contact the Reading Police Department at 610-655-6116 or Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913.