Rape Reported at Mostly Peaceful Occupy Philadelphia

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011 at 11:35 am

The “occupy” crime wave continues.

Authorities were investigating an alleged sexual assault Saturday evening inside a tent at Dilworth Plaza, where Occupy Philadelphia protesters have been camped out for more than a month.

A 25-year-old woman from Atlantic City called authorities about 7:45 p.m. to report a rape, Lt. Ray Evers, a Philadelphia police spokesman, said. A 50-year-old man from Michigan, who also has an address in Philadelphia, was in custody and faced charges of rape and related offenses, Evers said.

The suspect was arrested shortly after the 911 call.

Apparently organizers there didn’t tell victims to avoid calling police as they do elsewhere.

The perp apparently has quite a record.

The alleged rapist is reported to have been arrested multiple times in connection with a string of armed robberies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, officials said.


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