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Homeless Man Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting Woman In Coffee Shop

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A homeless man plead guilty today before a common pleas judge, for the sexual attack of a woman inside a Bella Vista coffee house last March where the woman worked. KYW’S John McDevitt was in the courtroom at Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center this morning.

Thirty two-year-old Christopher Reeves admitted to four of the 20 charges against him, including one count of rape, two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and robbery.

Assistant District Attorney Michael Stackow disclosed graphic details in court about the morning of March 31 when he says Revees entered the Bean Exchange Coffeehouse at 7th and Bainbridge Streets shortly after 6 a.m., Stackow says Reeves asked the 29-year-old female employee for money so he can get on a bus back to the shelter. She allegedly gave him a dollar, the man left and the prosecutor says Reeves returned, robbing the place of $173 and sexually attacking the woman in the bathroom before fleeing.

Reeves was apprehended in Chester several days later.

Authorities linked Reeves to the crime through DNA.

Reeves could get 40 to 80 years behind bars.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 20th.

Reported by John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio

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