Suspect sought in sexual assault of teen

Phil­adelphia po­lice seek the pub­lic’s help in identi­fy­ing a man who sexu­ally as­saul­ted and robbed a 19-year-old wo­man in Wissi­nom­ing early on April 8.

The vic­tim was walk­ing along the 5700 block of Frank­ford Ave. at 3:45 a.m. when the at­tack­er ap­proached her and tried to start a con­ver­sa­tion, po­lice said. When she kept walk­ing, the at­tack­er punched her in the face, picked her up from the ground and car­ried her to the nearby Wissi­nom­ing Park, where he as­saul­ted her sexu­ally, stole $100 from her and fled. The vic­tim had been at the Frank­ford Ter­min­al a short time be­fore the at­tack.

Po­lice are look­ing for a black man, 25 to 35 years old, 6 feet tall with a me­di­um build and a dark com­plex­ion. He had a beard and wore a red hooded sweat­shirt with white print­ing or em­broid­ery on the front and sleeve. He also wore blue jeans and glasses.

Vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice You­ chan­nel to view sur­veil­lance video of the sus­pect. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to re­port in­form­a­tion about the case. •• 

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