Police: Evidence links Shaw to sexual assaults - Philadelphia News

August 22, 2008 9:06:42 PM PDT
Officials on Friday announed that 26 year old Dorrell Shaw has been linked by DNA evidence to a sexual assault inside a home earlier this month in the 1600 block of Dyre Street. Other evidence has linked him to 3 other cases: The one on August 12th in the 1600 block of Wakeling, another in the 4700 block of Darrah on August 14th and one in the 1200 block of Wakeling on August 18th.

That announcement is putting women at ease in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.

"Praise the Lord, I believe in God now! They got him!" said Dominique Johnson. "That was God that got him!"

"It's a blessing, now the ladies can sleep better, people can now walk up and down the streets," said Tracey Deloatch.

Police say they are still working to link Shaw to all six attacks.

"I want to add also that 2 other cases are still very much active and I won't say too much more on those," said Capt. John Darby of the Philadelphia Police.

Those attacks occurred back on June11th in the 1100 block of Adams and another at Frankford & Dyre on August 18th.

Officials say privately they still believe he will be linked to those as well.

"There will continue to be a police presence in that particular neighborhood, but I will say this: This is going to be a beautiful weekend and people are out and about all the time and they should always be aware of their surroundings," said Capt. Darby.

The district attorney's office has agreed to press charges in the four cases against Dorrell Shaw.

He remains in custody at Graterford Prison on a parole violation

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