Saturday, December 27, 2014

Cops: 3 questioned in Center City sex assault

Police are questioning three men tonight in a weekend sexual assault.

Cops: 3 questioned in Center City sex assault

Police are questioning three men tonight in a weekend sexual assault.

The men, being treated as persons of interest, were taken into custody from a home on 8th Street near Moore in South Philadelphia, police said. Investigators were led to the home by the victim’s cell phone, which was tracked to that house.

Earlier in the day, police released two sketches of the man they allege raped the victim, a 26-year-old woman, in her Rittenhouse Square apartment over the weekend.

The victim was attacked about 1:20 a.m. Saturday as she walked from Ladder 15 tavern, on Sansom Street near 15th, to her apartment on Spruce Street near 19th.

The suspect grabbed her by the neck and forced her into her upstairs apartment, where he sexually assaulted her and took her iPhone and keys, police said.

The man is described as a slim, Hispanic male, 25 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 7 with black, slicked-back hair. At the time of the attack, he was wearing a black T-shirt, dark blue jeans and a black baseball cap.

Tipsters should call the Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3253

About this blog

Philly Confidential, which covers crime in Philadelphia and the suburbs, is written by Daily News staffers Dana DiFilippo, Stephanie Farr, Vinny Vella and Morgan Zalot.

E-mail tips to DiFilippo at difilid@phillynews.com and follow her on Twitter here.

E-mail tips to Farr at farrs@phillynews.com and follow her on Twitter here.

E-mail tips to Vella at vellav@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter here.

E-mail tips to Zalot at zalotm@phillynews.com and follow her on Twitter here.

The Philly Confidential team
Also on Philly.com
Stay Connected
Topics: