Po­lice: Man broke into apart­ment, at­tempted to sex­u­ally as­sault girls

The Morning Call - - LOCAL NEWS - By Manuel Gamiz Jr.

A 27-year-old man bur­glar­ized a White­hall Town­ship home, ex­posed him­self to two teen girls and at­tempted to sex­u­ally as­sault them, ac­cord­ing to court records.

Saleem Wil­son, of the 400 block of Ridge Av­enue in Allentown, was ar­rested Wed­nes­day af­ter a city of­fi­cer rec­og­nized a de­scrip­tion of Wil­son’s car, which he used in another bur­glary, po­lice said.

Wil­son was charged with bur­glary, crim­i­nal tres­pass­ing, ter­ror­is­tic threats and in­de­cent ex­po­sure. He was ar­raigned by Dis­trict Judge Michael Faulkner and was sent to Le­high County Jail un­der $150,000 bail.

Ac­cord­ing to a crim­i­nal com­plaint:

White­hall po­lice were dis­patched at 10:53 a.m. Sept. 8 to a bur­glary in progress at a home on Franklin Street. There, po­lice spoke to two 15-year-old girls who told them that they were sit­ting on the couch in the liv­ing room when a man walked in, went through the kitchen and then headed to the steps lead­ing to the sec­ond floor.

The man stopped when he saw the teens on the couch, walked over to them, told them to take their clothes off and then started pulling on their shirts. He also be­gan record­ing them with his cell­phone.

The man then pulled his pants down and at­tempted to sex­u­ally as­sault them. The man threat­ened he would kill them and fled.

Po­lice ob­tained se­cu­rity footage from a neigh­bor, which showed a sil­ver Chevy Im­pala with a large dent on the pas­sen­ger side head­ing to the home at 10:46 a.m. and then leav­ing at 10:54 a.m.

White­hall po­lice posted an alert to lo­cate the ve­hi­cle with the Le­high County Re­gional In­tel­li­gence and In­ves­ti­ga­tion Cen­ter.

On Wed­nes­day, an Allentown po­lice of­fi­cer saw the post and rec­og­nized the ve­hi­cle, which had been driven by Wil­son in another bur­glary. In that case, Wil­son al­legedly bur­glar­ized a home on Sept. 16 in the 2900 block of Al­ton Av­enue and stole a flat-screen tele­vi­sion. When he was ar­rested, he was driv­ing a sil­ver Chevy Im­pala with a large dent on the pas­sen­ger side, po­lice said.

The vic­tims were shown a pic­ture of Wil­son and they iden­ti­fied him as the man who en­tered the home and ex­posed him­self.

Wil­son had a hear­ing in the Allentown bur­glary ear­lier this week and posted bail Tues­day, but was ar­rested Wed­nes­day for the White­hall bur­glary, ac­cord­ing to court records.

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