Woman Raped Midday at Center City SEPTA Station [UPDATED]
UPDATE 2/11 11:45 a.m.: Arrested.
The Philadelphia Police Department is searching for the man seen above as the suspect in a rape and aggravated assault that occurred on Monday afternoon at SEPTA’s Jefferson Station, formerly known as Market East.
Police say that the victim, a 27-year-old woman, was walking with the man near 10th and Filbert streets around 1 p.m. when the suspect led the woman into the SEPTA station with him. According to a bulletin sent out by Special Victims Unit, the suspect asked the woman for sex before physically assaulting and raping her.
The suspect is described by police as follows: “25 – 28 B/M, 5’10”-5’11”, 150 lbs, thin build, black coat with silver trim, red and white scarf, black knit hat, black jeans, grey sneakers carrying a red back pack.”
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man. Any information should be directed to Special Victims at 215-686-3251.