Man accused of raping girl, 11, pleads guilty

August 11, 2010 9:52:51 AM PDT
The 27-year-old man accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in Philadelphia's Kensington section in June of last year entered a guilty plea in a Philadelphia court.

27-year-old Jose Carrasquillo pleaded guilty to several charges in the rape of an 11-year-old girl in June of 2009 in a Kensington alleyway.

He also pleaded guilty in the indecent assault of a 16-year-old girl that occured just an hour before the rape.

Carrasquillo is set to be sentenced in November. Judge Ramy Djerassi told Carrasquillo before his plea that the maximum penalty for his crimes could exceed 140 years in prison.

Carrasquillo has 10 days to reconsider his guilty plea.

In court, Assistant District Attorney Kate Thurston recounted what happened when police asked Carrasquillo why he committed the crimes. He allegedly said: "It was the drugs. My mind was telling me to do it."

Carrasquillo also had claimed they were racially motivated, because a woman had ignored his sexual advances just the day before in favor of a black man (Carrasquillo is Latino).

Carrasquillo said of blacks "They treated me bad and think they are a supreme race."

However, the judge noted that only one of Carrasquillo's victims is black, the other is Latina.

Carrasquillo was accused of raping the 11-year-old girl as she walked her sister to daycare on June 1st, 2009. Police say Carrasquillo dragged the girl down an alleyway and brutally raped the child in a secluded backyard.

Police found a blood smear on a discarded toilet and recovered a fingerprint from it as well. Police forensic bureau came up with a confirmed DNA evidence, linking Carrasquillo to the rape of the 11-year-old girl.

The attack was so brutal, the young victim required surgery.

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A few days later he was spotted by two men who recognized him, attacked him, and held him until police arrived.

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Carrasquillo was also charged with groping a 16-year-old girl outside the Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School on June 1st, just an hour before the rape of the 11-year-old.

After the girl was groped, police say the Carrasquillo went into the school, sat down in the cafeteria, and had breakfast.

Carrasquillo was also hospitalized in April after a confrontation with guards in prison.


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