Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Sex Assault detectives with the assistance of Zone 1 officers arrested a Central Northside man for sexual assault around 3:20 a.m.
Michael Leon Ponton, 53, faces charges of Criminal Attempt Rape, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Terroristic Threats and Strangulation.
The assault occurred a few hours prior to his arrest.
(Michael Leon Ponton)
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.