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By Al Novack, Dray Clark
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police have charged a suspect in connection with the abduction and sexual assault of a six-year-old girl in Kensington Thursday.
A 22-year-old Kensington man, who was taken into custody for questioning Thursday night, has been charged with sexual assault and related offenses. The suspect has been identified by police as Marcise Turner.
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Investigators say the little girl went to a neighborhood store at about 2 p.m. Thursday. About an hour later, the girl came home and told her mom that a man had grabbed her and took her to a nearby home where he sexually assaulted her.
The arrest came after the victim showed police where the suspect took her and after police carefully studied surveillance video in the neighborhood where the incident took place.
Turner was questioned at length overnight and was officially charged this morning.
Investigators say Turner chose his victim at random. Turner remains behind bars.