Police: 15-year-old girl sexually assaulted on hiking trail

Berks County, Pa. (WTXF) Police say a teenage girl was sexually assaulted in broad daylight on a popular hiking trail in Cumru Township. Police released a sketch of the man they hope you recognize.

It happened around 10 a.m. Monday morning.

Police say the victim told them she was walking on the popular Thune Trail, which is a fragment of the Schuylkill River Trail-- when a man came up behind her. She tried to let him pass, instead police say, her assailant grabbed her and took her down an embankment where he assaulted her. Police tape still marks the scene of the horrific attack.

Police describe the suspect as 5'10" inches tall with graying facial hair and a tattoo of letters across his stomach. Police believe the suspect is in his late twenties or early thirties.

Anyone with information concerning this incident or this individual involved is asked to please contact the Cumru Twp Police department at 610-777-9595 If someone would prefer to stay anonymous, they are asked to please contact Crime Alers Berks County at 1-877-373-9913