View Full Version : (Black) Man Sought in Attempted Sexual Assault in South Philly

The Bobster
04-21-2016, 05:33 PM

Man Sought in Attempted Sexual Assault in South Philly
By Brian X. McCrone
Published 6 hours ago

A 19-year-old woman was attacked early Wednesday in South Philadelphia and shoved to the ground before she was able to escape by macing her attacker, police said Thursday.

Officers in the neighborhood around the 1300 block of Wharton Street are going door-to-door Thursday asking for residents' help in finding the attacker, according to third district police.

The assault occurred about 1:30 a.m. as the victim walked on Wharton Street, police said. The attacker came up from behind the woman and shoved her to the ground. He then pulled her dress down, police said. During the struggle, the victim escaped by using mace.

The attacker is described as a black male, about 37 years old, five feet seven inches tall, and 225 pounds, who wore a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants. He fled north on the 1200 block of South Clarion Street.

The Bobster
04-22-2016, 07:45 AM

Cameras Catch Man Who Police Say Attacked, Tried to Rape Woman in South Philadelphia
By Morgan Zalot

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Police are asking for the public's help to identify and track down this man wanted in an attempted rape in South Philadelphia.

A 19-year-old woman narrowly escaped being raped in South Philadelphia early Wednesday, police say, and now authorities are asking the public's help to find her attacker.

Police said the young woman was walking on Wharton Street near 13th about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when a man crept up behind her, pushed her to the ground and tore the top of her dress down. The woman struggled with the man, and surveillance stills released by police on Friday show her pushing him away by his throat.

The woman then maced her attacker, police said, and he fled north on Clarion Street.

Police are hoping that surveillance images of the man will help detectives get him off the street. He's described as being about 37 years old, 5 feet 7, 225 pounds and built medium. :mad: He wore a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants at the time of the attack. :mad: