Indecent Assault of 8 Year Old Child
Jose M. Sosa
DEFENDANT: Jose M. Sosa (75 years old)
CHARGES: Indecent Assault
Corruption of Minors
Endangering the Welfare of Children
DETAILS OF INCIDENT:
On October 10, 2020, the Reading Police Department received a child abuse complaint which involved the sexual abuse of a young child.
The Reading Police Department referred the case to the Berks County Detective’s Office.
On October 13, 2020, the Berks County Detective’s Office received a Childline Referral from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Human Services, relative to the
sexual abuse of a victim who was identified as an (8) eight-year-old male.
The Berks County Detective’s Office initiated a criminal investigation, which yielded the following information:
During the Forensic Interview at the Children’s Alliance Center, the child disclosed that he had been sexually assaulted by the defendant, who was positively identified as Jose M. Sosa. The victim provided specific details of the sexual abuse which occurred (1) one time inside a residence located in the City of Reading.
On December 8, 2020, the Berks County Detective’s Office filed criminal charges against the defendant, Jose M. Sosa, at Magisterial District Judge Tonya Butler’s Office.
M.D.J. Butler issued an arrest warrant for the defendant.
On December 9, 2020, at approximately 2:30 P.M., the defendant Jose M. Sosa, surrendered to the Berks County Detective’s accompanied by his attorney.
The defendant was taken into custody and escorted to the Berks County Sheriff’s Central Processing Center where he will be fingerprinted and photographed.
Bail was set at $10,000 unsecured. The defendant remains free awaiting further court action.
As in every criminal case, the fact that an arrest occurred or a complaint has been filed is merely an accusation, and the defendant Jose M. Sosa, is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.