Trenton police make arrest in sex assault

TRENTON - August 20, 2010

On Friday, August 20th, detectives received a call from Trenton resident Jonathan Worley who claimed to be the individual depicted in the clear photographs seen here.

Worley, 22, advised detectives that there was some kind of mistake and that he wanted to set things straight.

After an interview, detectives were able to establish probable cause to charge Worley with Kidnapping, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Robbery, Terroristic Threats and Aggravated Assault for committing an attack on Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred on Liberty Street in Trenton, when, as shown in the video, the suspect, now identified as Worley, turned around to look at his teenage victim and then followed her as she stepped off the sidewalk.

Off camera, the suspect then grabbed the 19-year-old woman and dragged her back behind a van where, police say, he sexually assaulted her for about seven minutes.

"I think it's horrible and I have a 17-year-old child, a daughter, and it's not safe," Trenton resident Melissa Lane said.

The sexual assault happened in the parking lot of the Amigo Deli in the city's Chambersburg section.

Surveillance pictures showing the suspect straightening out his clothes as he left his victim behind were captured by one of several cameras around the store.

Authorities say the suspect showed up again on the deli's cameras on the same day in different clothes and they are hoping someone will recognize him.

Worley's bail was set at $250,000.

The Trenton Police Department's Major Crimes Commander, Detective Lieutenant Christopher Doyle, stated, "This investigation resulted in arrest due to the tireless efforts of the members of the Trenton Police Department working in conjunction with the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office and the United States Marshals Service. This case represents the level of determination and professionalism continually demonstrated by the detectives of these agencies. I personally want to thank the public for the vast amount of information and concern expressed. Together we are sending a message to the criminal element that these heinous crimes will not be tolerated! Our heartfelt prayers go out to the victim and her family."

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