Woman assaulted in front of church in Lancaster

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Lancaster City Police are looking for the man they say exposed himself to a woman then masturbated in front of her and tried to reach up her skirt. It happened around 10pm on Sunday, September 8th, on the stairs to Redeemer Church, on the 500 block of Pearl Street.
The victim says she then ran from the area and the suspect fled on foot, last seen on Sixth Street. The suspect is decribed as a black male, in his 20’s, approximately 5′ 6″, 150 lbs. His hair is in short dreadlocks or braids.

He was wearing tan cargo shorts, dark t-shirt, holding a black shirt.

Anyone with information is urged to call Lancaster City Police at (717) 735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913. You can also click the Submit a Tip button on our website, www.lancasterpolice.com, or Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS plus your message to 847411. Tipsters may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.    

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  • uhavnoclu

    Lancaster City Police are looking for the man they say exposed himself to a woman then masturbated in front of her and tried to reach up her skirt.

    Trying to do something does not mean accomplishing something.He tried to reach up her skirt,that is NOT sexual assault.
    He masturbated so yes he exposed himself…which is going against god…Yes God wanted our spirits to be naked,but when we were tempted to follow societies ways we became embarrassed and separated ourselves from god and started living against god and following the demons the unclean spirits around us…So God Banished Adam and Eve from paradise for they chose to live by the false belief of Good and Evil and giving power to a False God and God Clothed and put skin on them.
    Use your naked young spirit to enjoy the paradise God has given us.

    • guest

      Actually, the title does not say "woman sexually assaulted," but rather "woman assaulted." If you did half a second of research, you would see that the criminal definition of "simple assault" in Pennsylvania includes when a person"(1) attempts to cause bodily injury to another [and/or]…(3) attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury." Section 2701 of the Crimes Code. As such, when the man attempted to reach up the woman's skirt, he thereby attempted to cause bodily injury to her and/or attempted to put her in fear of imminent serious bodily injury. This is a news story, based on facts and law, so take your religious spouting to another forum.

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