Man Accused of Raping Teen Girl in Manayunk After Meeting Her on Dating App - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Man Accused of Raping Teen Girl in Manayunk After Meeting Her on Dating App

The incident occurred on the 4600 block of Umbria Street around 7 p.m. on Monday, police said

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    Man Accused of Raping Teen Girl After Meeting Her on Dating App

    A Manayunk man was arrested after he allegedly raped a teen girl who he met on a dating app. NBC10 spoke with the neighbor who called 911 after spotting the victim.

    (Published Tuesday, June 25, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Michael Kaufman, 28, is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl at his home in Manayunk.

    • Police said the girl fled to a nearby homeowner after the assault on Monday.

    • Kaufman was arrested and charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and other related offenses.

    A man was arrested after he allegedly raped a teen girl in Philadelphia’s Manayunk neighborhood after meeting her on a dating app. 

    Investigators said Michael Kaufman, 28, began talking with the 14-year-old girl on the app known as "Skout." He then met with her at Kelly Park in Roxborough on Monday, according to police.

    Kaufman allegedly took the girl and her cousin to his home on the 4600 block of Umbria Street in Manayunk. After the cousin left, Kaufman raped the teen, investigators said.

    Kaufman dropped the girl back off at Kelly Park, according to police. The girl then fled to a nearby house and the homeowner called 911.

    Police later arrested Kaufman at his home. He was allegedly armed with a gun and two grenades were discovered inside the house.

    Kaufman is charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, contact with a minor, statutory sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, prohibited offensive weapons, indecent assault, corruption of minors and simple assault.

    Police are also investigating to see if Kaufman is connected to other crimes.

    Michael Kaufman. See full-sized image here.
    Photo credit: Philadelphia Police