Man charged with attempted assault of girl

A 20-year-old man is charged with attempted sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child for an attempted attack on a young girl on a street in East New York.

A 20-year-old man is charged with attempted sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child for an attempted attack on a young girl on a street in East New York. (4/13/16)

EAST NEW YORK - Police have arrested a man who allegedly tried to sexually assault a girl on an East New York street.

Akijah Hall, 20, was charged on Wednesday with attempted sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. 

Police say Hall approached the 11-year-old girl near Elton Street and Pitkin Avenue around 8:25 a.m. Tuesday, grabbed her hand and exposed himself.

The girl screamed and was able to run away, according to a nearby bodega worker who heard the girl screaming.

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