Northeast Times

Holmesburg man charged with rape

A Holmes­burg man was ar­res­ted on rape and child sex charges on Ju­ly 1, one day after po­lice dis­trib­uted a wanted fli­er fea­tur­ing his photo.

Phil­adelphia po­lice cap­tured Al­bert Diprimeo, 57, on the 2000 block of E. Ven­ango St. in Har­rowg­ate “without in­cid­ent,” ac­cord­ing to the de­part­ment’s me­dia re­la­tions of­fice. He was charged with for­cible rape, sexu­al as­sault, gun pos­ses­sion, in­de­cent as­sault of a child un­der 13 and nu­mer­ous re­lated of­fenses. He re­mains in a city pris­on in lieu of 10 per­cent of $1 mil­lion bail.

Au­thor­it­ies have provided few de­tails of Diprimeo’s al­leged crimes. A res­id­ent of the 7900 block of Marsden St., Diprimeo al­legedly com­mit­ted a sexu­al as­sault at gun­point on June 30 on his home block. The Daily News re­por­ted, cit­ing an an­onym­ous po­lice source, that Diprimeo at­tacked an ex-girl­friend in his home at gun­point be­fore the wo­man es­caped to a neigh­bor’s house and called 911. The pa­per did not re­port in­form­a­tion re­gard­ing a child vic­tim.

Court re­cords show that Diprimeo has a lengthy crim­in­al his­tory in­clud­ing con­vic­tions for as­sault, false im­pris­on­ment, reck­less en­dan­ger­ment, mak­ing ter­ror­ist­ic threats and drug of­fenses. He re­portedly was on pro­ba­tion at the time of his new ar­rest. ••

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