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Man ordered to trial in attempted robbery of Reading girl, 8

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Web Producer
Published On: Aug 23 2013 04:34:22 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 23 2013 05:43:00 PM CDT

A man accused of trying to rob an 8-year-old girl at knife-point in Reading is heading to trial.

READING, Pa. -

A man accused of trying to rob an 8-year-old girl at knife-point in Reading is heading to trial.

Jackenzy Pierre waived his preliminary hearing Friday.

Pierre tried to hold up a little girl near a deli on North 10th Street on Aug. 13, police said. The girl got away.

Pierre's mother said her son barely speaks English. She said her son is innocent.