Reading Police ask for public’s help in identifying sexual assault suspect

UPDATE: Police have arrested a suspect linked to a sexual assault: Man accused of abducting, sexually assaulting 14-year-old on way to school

The Reading Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect of a sexual assault that occurred in the 1200 block of Hill Road on March 16, 2022 at 8am.

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According to Police, the female was followed and held at knifepoint during the course of the assault.

Police describe the suspect as a black male who was wearing a black hat, sunglasses, face mask, grey pants, and multi-colored New Balance sneakers.

The Reading Police Department is requesting that anyone with information on this suspect or incident contact the Reading Police Department at 610-655-6116. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Alert Berks County’s anonymous tip line at 1-(877)-373-9913.

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