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Police seek suspect in Fernhill sexual assault

philly crime Credit: Metro

Police are looking for a man they say sexually assaulted a 27-year-old woman in the early morning hours of Dec. 28 in the Fernhill section of Philadelphia.

As the woman walked on the 300 block of West Apsley Street about 3 a.m., an unknown man approached her, engaged her in conversation, then grabbed her and pulled her into an alley where he sexually assaulted her, police said.

The suspect then fled on foot in an unknown direction.


The man is described as black, in his 30s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, with an average build, light brown complexion and a full beard. He was wearing a black coat and a red-and-black knitted hat.

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