Reading man arrested in connection to Shillington sexual assault investigation

The Berks County District Attorney’s office recently announced 28-year-old Angel Vasquez has been charged with two counts of rape, among other charges in connection to a sexual assault investigation.

According to Detectives, on Monday, May 29, 2022, the Shillington Police Department was detailed to investigate a sexual assault that was reported to have occurred on May 26, 2022, at a private residence in Shillington Borough. Shillington Police Department then requested assistance from the Berks County Detectives Major Crime Unit.

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As part of this investigation, the 51-year-old victim was interviewed and outlined the events leading up to the sexual assault. A medical examination was performed on the victim at Reading Hospital after the assault.

Detectives say DNA evidence was discovered as part of the examination. On November 22, 2022, a DNA sample was obtained from the defendant. A laboratory analysis conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Laboratory revealed that the defendant’s DNA matched the DNA samples collected from the victim.            

On Thursday, April 20, 2023, the Defendant was charged with two counts of Rape, two counts of Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, two counts of Aggravated Indecent Assault, one count of Indecent Assault.  

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He surrendered to members of the Berks County Detectives and was transported to the Central Processing Center located at the Berks County Courthouse where he was fingerprinted and photographed.

Preliminary arraignment before Magisterial District Judge David L. Yoch resulted in bail set at $250,000.00. Vasquez was committed to Berks County Jail.  
 
A Criminal Complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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