Thursday, July 30, 2015

More details: Third victim of serial rapist comes forward

Police on Wednesday announced that a third victim has come forward in a series of attacks by a man who's been preying on women in Northeast Philadelphia since July 2010.

More details: Third victim of serial rapist comes forward

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Police re-released this composite of a man wanted in three attacks -- two of which were rapes -- in Northeast Philadelphia since July 2010. (Composite: Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit)
Police re-released this composite of a man wanted in three attacks -- two of which were rapes -- in Northeast Philadelphia since July 2010. (Composite: Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit)

Police on Wednesday announced that a third victim has come forward in a series of attacks by a man who's been preying on women in Northeast Philadelphia since July 2010.

In all three cases, the man approached his victim on Torresdale Avenue in the area of Longshore Avenue in Tacony, offered her a ride, then drove her to Cresco Avenue off Rhawn Street and brutally assaulted her in Pennypack Park. In the two most recent attacks, police say the man also raped his victims. His first victim, in July 2010, was able to escape before she was raped.

Investigators said they believe the man may be a contractor who's done work in the area of the attacks and may also live there. See the details about the suspect and additional information provided by the third victim here.

Cops have re-released a composite sketch of the man that was generated after the most recent attack in August 2011. See that, along with details of each attack and the Special Victims Unit's wanted flier, on the PPD's website here.

Tipsters should contact the SVU at 215-685-3251/51, the police tip line at 215-686-8477, submit a tip online or text a tip to the PPD at 773847.

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