Delco man charged in attempted rape of 82-year-old Philadelphia woman

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Man charged in attempted rape, home invasion. Bob Brooks reports during Action News at Noon on July 31, 2018.

Police arrested a Delaware County man in connection with the attempted rape and robbery of an 82-year-old woman in West Philadelphia.

It happened around 8 p.m. on July 19 on the 600 block of Sansom Street.

Police say two men wearing towels over their heads forcibly entered the home of the 82 year-old woman.

Police say the suspects went upstairs to her bedroom and tried to rape the woman.

The 82-year-old asked them to stop and they did, according to police.

The suspects stole a keyboard, $160 cash, and her cell phone before fleeing.

While the two had their faces covered, police were able to identify the suspects' vehicle; they recently released surveillance video of it near the scene.
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Surveillance video: Vehicle sought after attack on woman, 82, in West Philadelphia on July 19, 2018.



On Monday, police arrested 23-year-old Darius Johnson of East Lansdowne. He was arrested on Carter Road in Folcroft.

Darius Johnson


Johnson has been charged with Attempted Rape, Burglary, Robbery, Simple Assault, Risking a Catastrophe, Conspiracy and related charges.

Police continue to search for the second suspect.

Anyone with information should contact Special Victims Unit at (215-685-3251), or dial 911.
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