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

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

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- 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.

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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