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UPDATE: Police release sketch of man wanted in rape of Fishtown teen

Po­lice from the Spe­cial Vic­tims Unit have re­leased the sketch of a man wanted in a Ju­ly 11 rape.

Phil­adelphia Po­lice have just re­leased a sketch of a man wanted for the Ju­ly 11 rape of a 14-year-old girl in Fishtown.

The at­tack­er is de­scribed as a black man between 19- and 21-years-old, 5-feet 9-inches with a thin build and fa­cial hair.

Po­lice said two strangers in a black “square-de­signed” car with red doors ap­proached the vic­tim at Gaul and Let­terly streets between 7:30 and 8 p.m.

Ac­cord­ing to the Spe­cial Vic­tims Unit, the two men ab­duc­ted the teen and drove her to the nearby in­ter­sec­tion of Rich­mond Street and Le­high Av­en­ue. The at­tack­er de­scribed in the sketch then took the girl to a loc­a­tion along the des­ol­ate rail­road tracks just north of Le­high Av­en­ue and raped her.

Po­lice said no fur­ther in­form­a­tion was avail­able, but that the case is still un­der in­vest­ig­a­tion. Any­one with in­form­a­tion should call the Spe­cial Vic­tims Unit at 215-685-3251 or 215-685-3252.••

Re­port­er Bri­an Rademaekers can be reached at 215 354 3039 or brademaekers@bsmphilly.com

You can reach at brademaekers@bsmphilly.com.

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