Suspect charged in sexual assault of Temple Univ. student

NORTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police have charged a suspect in connection with last month's sexual assault of a female Temple University student.

23-year-old Shakree Bennett of Harlan Street in Philadelphia is charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated assault and other offenses.

Bennett was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in New Jersey last Thursday.

He was being held on a charge related to a rash of armed robberies near the Temple campus.

Police now say he is the man seen in surveillance video boarding a SEPTA subway train before the Sept. 28 robbery and sexual assault of a 20-year-old Temple student.

The armed assault happened south of Temple's campus, in the 1400 block of North Carlisle Street as the victim was walking home from the library.

Authorities in Philadelphia obtained an arrest warrant on Wednesday charging Bennett with the attack.

He was then extradited from Essex County, New Jersey to Philadelphia and formally charged.
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