Alerts went out to high schoolers in Coatestville, Chester County after a 16-year-old was robbed and sexually assaulted on a popular trail that many students use to get to school.
The Coatesville Area Senior High Complex sent text alerts out after police in Caln Township issued warnings to area schools, suggesting students be cautious in the area. The trail is used as a shortcut between the school complex and neighborhoods.
The teen, whose gender is not being disclosed, was attacked Wednesday between 8 and 10 a.m. along the wooded trail north of the intersection of 11th Avenue and Foundry Street. The victim was treated and released from Paoli Hospital.
Police urged schools and the general population to be on alert in that area.
The attacker is described as being in his early 30s, 5’9” with a thin build. He has short, curly hair and a mustache. He was wearing a plain black hoodie, blue jeans, dark-colored shoes and a watch on his left wrist.
Police released a sketch of the man Friday and are asking anyone with information to contact Investigator James Lippolis at 610-383-1821 or to call 911.