A Union Township man was arrested on charges of punching a 14-year-old girl in the face and breaking her cellphone, state police said Friday, July 24.

Dean Leggio, 38, of the 2300 block off East Main Street, was arraigned July 22 before District Judge Eric J. Taylor on charges of simple assault, criminal mischief, and endangering the welfare of a child.

He remains free on $5,000 bail.

According to troopers:

Leggio punched the victim in the face at a residence in Union Township before fleeing the scene in a vehicle.

He was arrested soon after by East Coventry Township police in Chester County and taken to Berks County for an arraignment in Reading Central Court.

The victim was taken to the Reading Hospital emergency room for an evaluation.

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