READING, P.A. (BERKS COUNTY)
Cover Photo Courtesy: WFMZ-69 Reading
Reading Police say they have arrested 38-year old, Sean Samuels, in connection with the abduction and sexual assault of a 14-year old girl. A report from 6 ABC ACTION NEWS, said the incident happened on the 1200 block of Hill Road at around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday March 16th.
The 14-year old victim was reportedly on her way to school when she was abducted by the alleged; Sean Samuels. The 14-year old told police that she was taken to a different location and sexually assaulted twice.
“The 14-year old victim was abducted from the sidewalk and removed to an area behind a shed or garage area at a residence nearby on Hill Road. That’s where the assault took place.”
Said Reading Police Captain, Christian Rothermel. Police said the teen was held at knifepoint. Police said she was threatened with bodily harm multiple times while being held at knifepoint. The suspect (Samuels) told her that he would hurt her if she screamed.
Police said DNA evidence was still pending, but a fingerprint match positively identified Samuels as the attacker. Police said surveillance photos helped them to track down Samuels.
Samuels was reportedly being held on charges related to the sexual assault and kidnapping, and also a probation violation from a prior conviction. The report did not give a date for Samuels’ next court appearance.