Babysitter charged in sex assault of 2 children

READING, Pa. (WPVI) -- A Berks County man is accused of sexually assaulting two children left in his care.

23-year-old Edxon O. Castro-Escalera is charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age, and indecent exposure.

The district attorney's office says Castro-Escalera sexually assaulted the young brother and sister while babysitting them inside their family's Reading home.

Authorities said the girl was around the age of 7 or 8 at the time, and her brother was about 5 or 6 years old.

Castro-Escalera is free on $50,000 bail.

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