Suspects identified in West Philly gang rape

WEST PHILADELPHIA - November 23, 2009 Charged are:

-Michael Garrison, 52, of the 5600 block of Walnut Street
-Andre Collier, 22, of the 5500 block of Larchwood Street
-Timothy Manley, 22, of the 5300 block of Cedar Street
-Nyair Washington, 19, of the 5200 Chestnut Street
-Nicholas Glenn ,18, of the 2200 block of W. Venango Street
-A 16 year old boy is also facing charges. He has not been identified.

All six are facing a number of charges, including rape.

It began when the woman entered the Lee Lei Restaurant at 56th and Walnut around 11:00 p.m. Thursday to get some food.

While she was inside, police said, six unknown men approached her, then fondled her. At some point, they forced her to go with them.

Police say they took the woman against her will out of the restaurant, then hustled her across the street to an alley, then into a first-floor apartment.

That's where, police say, she was raped and sexually assaulted.

The 24-year-old victim struggled and screamed. Someone heard her and called police.

When police arrived they say they found the six running from the location. All were caught after a brief foot chase.

The victim was treated for her injuries and is now recovering at home.

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