MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT

Patrick L. Robinson, Wayne County District Attorney, announced today the arrest of Leonides Jesus Collado, age 29, from Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania. Collado, who was taken into custody on September 21st, is charged with Indecent Assault (Misdemeanor 2nd Degree), Stalking (Misdemeanor 2nd Degree) and Disorderly Conduct (Misdemeanor 3rd Degree).

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Lehigh Township Police Officer Steven Price, a victim contacted the Lehigh Township Police Department to report that she was sexually assaulted by Collado at the Burger King located in Gouldsboro, Wayne County, PA. Both the victim and Collado were employees at the Burger King. The victim reported that Collado showed her a video of his genitals and of him masturbating. Collado also forcibly placed the victim’s hand on his genitals. At one point, Collado blocked the victim into a corner, groped her buttocks and attempted to kiss her. Before Collado left, he groped the victim’s buttocks again. All of these actions took place against the victim’s will and without her consent.

Collado was taken into custody and was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Carney. Bail was set at $10,000.00. Collado was unable to post bail and was remanded to the Wayne County Correctional Facility. His next court appearance has not yet been scheduled.

Investigators have reason to believe that there are other victims of Collado that have not come forward. If you or anyone that you know has been victimized by Collado, please contact the Lehigh Township Police Department at (570) 842-0434 or the Wayne County Detectives at (570) 253-5970, extension 2255.

 

*The filing of criminal charges is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the Commonwealth against a defendant. A charged Defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the Commonwealth has proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the defendant enters a guilty plea to the charges.