Men Terrorize, Rape Girl for 3 Days: Cops

Police say 3 men took the girl from a Philadelphia street and then repeatedly raped her inside an Upper Darby apartment over a 3-day period

By Dan Stamm
|  Thursday, Oct 4, 2012  |  Updated 6:52 PM EDT
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Upper Darby Police say three men, Eddie Johnson, 37, Mortimah Kesselly, 41, and Alfred Kulah, 35, abducted a 15-year-old girl as she walked to her father's house Friday night. The men allegedly held the girl in an Upper Darby apartment and raped her repeatedly until Sunday morning. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports.

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Upper Darby Police say three men, Eddie Johnson, 37, Mortimah Kesselly, 41, and Alfred Kulah, 35, abducted a 15-year-old girl as she walked to her father's house Friday night. The men allegedly held the girl in an Upper Darby apartment and raped her repeatedly until Sunday morning. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports.

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Men Terrorize, Rape Girl for 3 Days: Cops

Upper Darby Police say three men, Eddie Johnson, 37, Mortimah Kesselly, 41, and Alfred Kulah, 35, abducted a 15-year-old girl as she walked to her father's house Friday night, kept her in an Upper Darby apartment and raped the girl repeatedly until Sunday morning. NBC10's Jesse Gary reports.
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Three men allegedly held a 15-year-old girl against her will inside an Upper Darby apartment, repeatedly raping the girl over a three-day period, according to investigators.

“I would describe it as horrific and heinous" said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.

Police say the suspects, Eddie Johnson, 37, of Philadelphia and Mortimah Kesselly, 41, and Alfred Kulah, 35, of Long Lane in Upper Darby, snatched the girl off the 6600 block of Upland Street on Friday night.

The girl told authorities she was overpowered by her kidnappers and taken to an apartment, where she was allegedly gang-raped by each suspect.

"She's held captive until Sunday afternoon, at which time she's able to escape" Chitwood told NBC10. "She flags down a good Samaritan who's driving down the street, tells him what  happened, he calls her father, she was able to lead us to the location, which helped us tremendously."

Upper Darby detectives worked around the clock and zeroed in on the three suspects. The victim’s clothing came up in a search of the Long Lane apartment, police said.

According to court records, each suspect was arraigned on 36 counts including rape, statutory sex assault, sex assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment, conspiracy and related charges. All three were being held on $100,000 bail. Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for Oct. 12.

 


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