Police: Toe sucker suspect in custody

May 19, 2008 4:43:32 PM PDT
Philadelphia Police say a suspect is facing charges in connection with a series of sex attacks in which the victims had their toes sucked. 47-year old Richard Allen Casey was already in custody at the state correctional facility in Albion, Pennsylvania near Erie. Police say they linked him to the Philadelphia attacks through DNA tests that were completed last week.

"This was evidence retrieved from the victims and from the crime scenes," Special Victims Unit Capt. John Darby told reporters at a Monday afternoon news conference.

Officials say Casey attracted the attention of detectives when state parole officials noticed his resemblance to a composite sketch of the wanted suspect. Officials say Casey has a history of similar attacks in the past. Casey is being charged in connection with seven sexual assaults and robberies between November, 2006 and January, 2007.