Delco man charged in rape of girl, 13

Posted: October 03, 2012

A Delaware County man has been charged in the rape of a 13-year-old girl.

Jerome Thompson, 21, of Yeadon, allegedly told police he sexually assaulted the young victim. He is charged with rape, assault, corruption of minors and other related crimes.

Thompson is being held at the Delaware County jail after failing to post bail pending a court hearing, according to court records.

According to court records, police received a call for a pediatric emergency at a Darby Borough address.

The victim was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for medical treatment. She told police she was at a friends house in Upper Darby when the attack occurred. She was watching a cousin for the night and hanging out with friends, including Thompson. The victim went to sleep and was awaken when Thompson got in bed with her.


Contact staff writer Mari A. Schaefer at 610-892-9149, mschaefer@phillynews.com or @MariSchaefer on Twitter.

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