Woman sexually assaulted outside Tacony Library

File photo.  Credit: Rikard Larma / Metro.
The woman was sitting on a bench outside the Free Library when she was reportedly approached by a man and forced into some nearby bushes.
Credit: Metro file photo

A woman was sexually assaulted Monday afternoon outside the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Tacony Branch, located at 6742 Torresdale Ave. in Tacony.

Police said the victim, 22, reported she was sitting on a bench outside the library when a man she recognized from the area forced her into the bushes.

There, he allegedly sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot-9-inch husky black male in his late 20s to early 30s with a mustache and goatee, close-cropped hair and a bat tattoo on his face. Police said he may go by the first name of “Bruce.”

Anyone with information on the suspect or crime is asked to contact the Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3251 or 3252, or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477), texting PPD TIP (773847), emailing tips@phillypolice.com or by filling out this online form.


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