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Police investigating Northern Liberties rape

August 13, 2008 4:21:28 AM PDT
The Philadelphia Special Victims Unit is investigating a possible rape in the city's Northern Liberties section. The 23-year-old victim tells police that at 11:30 last night an unknown man began following her after she had passed him at 5th and Fairmount Streets. He eventually caught up to her, displayed a gun, and pulled her into a wooded lot on the 800 block of Orkney Street.

The woman says the man demanded money, smashed her face against a rock, and then raped her.

The suspect is described as a black male, between the ages of 17 and 23. He stands about 5'10" tall and weighs approximately 195 pounds. He was clean shaven and had short black hair and was last seen wearing a white tank top, light colored jeans, a black belt, and white tennis shoes.

If you have any information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect you are urged to contact police.

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