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Special Victims Unit

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Police Release Surveillance Video In Rape, Robbery Of Woman In Rittenhouse Square

Police have released surveillance video of the suspect wanted in the alleged sexual assault and robbery of woman inside her Rittenhouse Square apartment.

06/22/2014

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Police: Woman Raped During Home Invasion In Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia police say a 26-year-old woman was raped at her Rittenhouse Square-area apartment early Saturday morning by a man who followed her home and then forced his way inside.

06/21/2014

(Surveillance video captures the image of a man grabbing a woman earlier this year in Mayfair.  Video provided by Phila. PD)

Police Speculate Mayfair Attacker Has Struck For Third Time

Capt. John Darby, of the police department’s special victims’ unit, isn’t even positive it’s the same guy in all three assaults. But, he says, police are desperate solve this puzzle.

05/30/2014

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Police Investigate Third Sexual Assault In Northeast Philadelphia

Three similar attacks in Northeast Philadelphia have police on alert.

05/29/2014

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Police Investigate 2 Attempted Abductions Outside North Philadelphia Elementary School

On Monday, Bethune Elementary School sent out this letter to parents about an incident that took place that took place that morning.

02/25/2014

(Sketch of the Juniata Park rape suspect. credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Suspect Arrested In Juniata Park Attacks

Police and neighbors are expressing relief that the alleged “Juniata Park Rapist” is now behind bars.

11/14/2013

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Police: Suspect Wanted In Abduction, Assault Of Teen In Holmesburg

Philadelphia Police are searching for a suspect who they say abducted a 15-year-old girl and slapped her in the face.

10/29/2013

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Police: 12-Year-Old Boy Sexually Assaulted On Way To School

Philadelphia police are investigating a reported sexual assault in the city’s Mantua section.

09/16/2013

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Police Investigate Two Alleged Rapes Near ‘Made In America’ Concert

Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit is investigating two alleged sexual assaults in the area of the ‘Made In America’ music festival.

09/01/2013

Mayor Nutter helps open the new SVU in Philadelphia (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Facility Opens In Philadelphia To Help Sex Crime Victims Cope

The new facility in Hunting Park combines agencies that deal with the aftermath of sex crimes.

08/26/2013

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Police Investigate Death Of 4-Year-Old Girl In Philadelphia

Authorities are investigating the death of a four-year-old girl in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

07/16/2013

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Former Philadelphia High School Employee Charged With Having Sex With Student

Police say 56-year-old Mark Preston Williams had sex with a 17-year-old student of Northeast Philadelphia High School.

03/12/2013

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1 Charged In Abduction Of Girl From Philadelphia School

Philadelphia police say charges have been filed against one person they questioned Thursday in connection with the abduction of a 5-year-old girl from her school last month.

02/14/2013

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Investigators Raid Cobbs Creek Home In Connection To Elementary School Abduction Case

A Special Victims Unit task force acted on a search warrant early Friday in West Philadelphia as they advanced their hunt for suspects in a recent child abduction.

02/08/2013

Police help children into their mother's car after they were found wandering on a street in Philadelphia in the early morning hours of January 30, 2013. (credit: Jericka Duncan)

2 Young Children Found Wandering Alone In South Philadelphia Reunited With Parents

Two young children were in police custody after they were found wandering on a street in South Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.

01/30/2013

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