Man arrested in attempted sexual assault of postal worker

Andrew Kramer
January 03, 2019 - 3:37 pm
Police say 38-year-old Ariel Hernandez is charged with attempt to commit rape, indecent assault and related offenses.

Courtesy of Philadelphia Police Department

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities have arrested a man they say tried to sexually assault a postal worker in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section.

Police say 38-year-old Ariel Hernandez is charged with attempt to commit rape, indecent assault and related offenses.

The US Postal Inspection Service confirmed to KYW Newsradio the victim is a mail carrier.

The incident happened Wednesday afternoon along Old York Road near 69th Avenue.