Philadelphia – Two minor teen girls, one 13 years old and the other 15 years old, were raped after exiting the SEPTA train while they were on their way to school this week.
The attacks happened back-to-back.
The 15-year-old girl was attacked and raped Thursday morning by a black male suspect when she exited the train at the 8th street stop.
The 13-year-old girl was raped Friday morning by a black male suspect after exiting the train station at Broad and Race streets, police said during a press conference.
One male suspect may be responsible for both rapes. Police are still investigating.
Fox 29 Philadelphia reported:
The Philadelphia Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit is investigating two separate sex assaults they say happened on back-to-back days. Police say both victims were teenage girls who had just gotten off SEPTA trains on their way to school when they were attacked.
During a press conference Friday, Philadelphia Police Captain James Kearney explained that the first attack happened on Thursday morning around 8 a.m.
Captain Kearney says the victim, a 15-year-old girl, was on the subway when a male suspect tried to strike up a conversation with her. When she got off at the 8th Street stop on the Broad Ridge Spur, investigators say he followed the victim.
At that time, Kearney says the suspect attempted to sexually assault her under a staircase. He was unsuccessful and followed her to the street. Once on the street, Kearney says the suspect was able to force her into an apartment in the area where he sexually assaulted her.
Police are also investigating a second incident that occurred around 8 a.m. Friday morning. Captain Kearney says the 13-year-old victim had exited the subway station at Broad and Race streets when she was approached on the street by a male suspect.
The suspect is described as black male in his 20s – 5’8″, slim, braided hair last seen wearing a blue Nike hoodie.
WATCH: WANTED man for ANOTHER @septa sexual assault. Happened exactly 24 hours ago. On the Broad Street Line concourse, 200 North 8th Street, Center City. @PhillyPolice notifying public & hoping to ID. 8th Street Broad Street Line spur stop yesterday at 8am @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/HdavI7QNPy
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) October 21, 2022
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According to Krasner, pointing out that violent crime has increased in his city is racist.
Philly DA Larry Krasner just said that Republicans pointing out that violent crime has spiked in his city is “the same playbook as the southern strategy.”
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 21, 2022