McDonald pulled the cab over at 10th and Mount Vernon streets, got into the rear seat and placed a knife to the woman's throat, said Kauffman. After raping her, McDonald took the woman's handbag and drove off.
A short time later, police spotted McDonald driving the cab near 12th and Spruce streets. Inside the cab, police recovered items that belonged to the woman.
McDonald, who wept as Kauffman read the facts to Common Pleas Judge Francis A. Biunno, agreed to plead guilty in exchange for the DA recommending the sentence.
At the time of the rape, McDonald was on parole for robbery, according to Kauffman.
PRISON FOR ROBBING GROCER
Common Pleas Judge Lynne M. Abraham yesterday sentenced Kevin Cofer, 20, of Master Street near 54th, to a four to 15 years in prison, plus 10 years' probation, for the robbery of a West Philadelphia grocer on Nov. 17, 1984.
Assistant District Attorney Richard Sax said Cofer was one of three men who took part in robbing Choong Kim, 43, in his store on Media Street near 53rd. They got $200.
Sax said Cofer was the only person arrested for the crime. He said nine months previously, Cofer was placed on probation for another holdup.