911 texts lead to alleged rapist's arrest in Bensalem

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Friday, August 25, 2017
911 text leads to alleged rapist's arrest
911 text leads to alleged rapist's arrest. Monica Malpass reports during Action News at 4:30 p.m. on August 24, 2017.

BENSALEM, Pa. (WPVI) -- A series of 911 text messages led authorities to an alleged rapist.

Bensalem police received the messages Saturday morning.

A woman told police she had been sexually assaulted.

She texted she was still in the bedroom with the suspect and was unable to leave.

Officers immediately located her using the GPS on her phone.

Police arrived at the home on Neshaminy Valley Drive and arrested Christopher Henneghan.

Investigators say he punched the victim in the head and forced her to perform sex acts at knife-point.

The 23-year-old is being held on charges of rape and false imprisonment.


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