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Woman Pulled Into Alley, Sexually Assaulted in Holmesburg: Police

The woman said the incident occurred back on April 30 on Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street.

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    Police say a woman was pulled into an alley and sexually assaulted in the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia. A man who police said was a suspect in the assault came forward and proclaimed his innocence. He also submitted a DNA test and gave a statement to police. Police have since pulled the surveillance video showing the man down from their website. NBC10's Denise Nakano spoke to the man who is trying to clear his name as well as residents who live near where the incident took place.

    (Published Tuesday, May 9, 2017)

    A woman told police she was sexually assaulted by two teens in the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia.

    The 45-year-old woman said she was walking to a 7-Eleven on Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street on April 30 at 10 p.m. when she passed a group of teen boys who made comments toward her. The woman told investigators two of the teens then pulled her into a driveway on the 4000 block of Decatur Street. One of the teens then sexually assaulted her before fleeing with the other suspect, according to police.

    Police initially released surveillance video of a man and a juvenile who they said were both suspects in the sexual assault. Tyron Stevens, who told NBC10 he was one of the men in the video, came forward and proclaimed his innocence. Police said Stevens went into the Special Victims Unit, gave a statement and submitted his DNA.

    "I told them that it wasn't me and you've got the wrong person," Stevens said. "I went straight over there and got my name cleared. So for anybody seeing that tape, it's not me."

    Police pulled the surveillance video from their website and continue to search for suspects.