A homeless man raped an unconscious 28-year-old woman along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway near LOVE Park early Wednesday, police said.
Warren Fitts, 48, has an arrest record dating from the late 1980s. Police said they were investigating his possible involvement in other Center City sexual assaults.
Fitts was charged with rape and related offenses in the Wednesday attack, which occurred shortly before 3 in the 1500 block of the Parkway.
Police said at least one witness saw Fitts raping the woman. She was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital and was reported in stable condition.
Police could not immediately say why the woman was unconscious.