Public Safety Blotter Articles

Police Arrest Sex Assault Suspect

Date: July 14, 2019
Incident Type: Attempted Rape
Location: Zone 1

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)

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri