Police seeking assailant in Pennypack Park rape

Posted: August 15, 2007

Police issued a composite drawing yesterday of a man wanted for raping and robbing a 29-year-old woman in Pennypack Park over the weekend.

The Special Victims Unit said the woman was walking through the park on Frankford Avenue about 8 p.m. Saturday when the attacker approached from behind and dragged her into the woods, where he sexually assaulted her.

The assailant is described as 20 to 25 years old, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7, 175 to 200 pounds, and muscular. He also has bushy eyebrows, a short goatee, sideburns, a light mustache and a dark complexion. He spoke with a heavy Latino accent, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3263 or 3264. - Inquirer staff

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