Man Charged With Statutory Sexual Assault in Berks County

Gerardo LopezGerardo Lopez (Submitted Image)

WYOMISSING, PA — Gerardo Lopez, 40 years of age, was arrested on several charges resulting from a prostitute sting operation, according to the Wyomissing Police Department.

Authorities state that members of the Berks County Human Trafficking Task Force were conducting undercover operations to combat the sex trade in Berks County. Ads were placed on sex websites and the defendant responded to an ad and agreed to meet at a motel. The defendant agreed to have sex in exchange for money with an undercover officer posing as a prostitute and in addition a 15-year-old juvenile.

Lopez was charged with the following offenses:

  • Statutory Sexual Assault
  • Unlawful Contact with Minor
  • Prostitution and Related Offenses
  • Criminal Use Of Communication Facility

The defendant was arrested at the scene and transported to Central Booking and later transferred to Berks County Prison.

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Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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