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Boy, 10, sexually assaulted in SW Philly

A 10-year-old boy claimed he was pulled off his bike in Southwest Philly earlier today, dragged into a house and sexually assaulted, police say.

Boy, 10, sexually assaulted in SW Philly

Update: Police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore says a suspect has now been charged in this horrific sexual assault case. The offender is Walter Vicks, 19. Vanore says cops were called to 56th Street for a "report of a person screaming." Vicks fled the property when police arrived, but was captured a few blocks later.

Vick allegedly forced the 10-year-old boy off his bike and assaulted him inside the rowhouse at knifepoint. The knife was found at the scene, in addition to other evidence, which included some of the boy's clothing, the Daily News learned earlier tonight.  

A 10-year-old boy claimed he was pulled off his bike in Southwest Philly earlier today, dragged into a house and sexually assaulted, police say.

The attack happened shortly before 1:40 p.m. on 56th Street near Springfield Avenue. Police arrived at the scene a short while later and took a 19-year-old man into custody, said Lt. Frank Vanore, a police spokesman. The young man has not yet been charged with any offenses.The boy was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for treatment, but his condition is unknown.

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