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Police arrest suspect in sex assault of girl, 14, in Wissinoming Park

Police arrested a man for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl as she walked in Wissinoming Park.

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Credit: Rikard Larma / Metro

Philadelphia police early Saturday morning arrested a man for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl as she walked in Wissinoming Park.

Investigators said the girl was shortly before 2:30 a.m. approached by an unknown 26-year-old man, who grabbed her phone and bag.

The man then allegedly pushed the victim and sexually assaulted her.

Authorities said he fled on foot with the young teen's phone.

The victim flagged down a passerby, who called police.

She was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children to be evaluated.

Officers soon located the suspect at Frankford Avenue and Bridge Street, about a half mile away from the park.

He was arrested without incident.

Police had not yet released the suspect's identity Sunday.

 
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