Sex Assault Suspect Still on the Loose in Bucks County Woods - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Sex Assault Suspect Still on the Loose in Bucks County Woods

Hamilton is wanted on child sexual assault charges. Police say he also attacked an officer when they attempted to apprehend him Friday



    Manhunt for Child Rapist Continues

    The search continues for the alleged child rapist in Bucks County. He was last seen Friday morning headed toward Trenton. Police are asking if you spot him to call 911 immediately.

    (Published Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018)

    What to Know

    • David Hamilton is wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting multiple Bucks County children, police said.

    • Hamilton's car was found early Friday and he was spotted in the woods near New Hope later in the day. Police say he attacked an officer too.

    • A large manhunt is now underway around Solebury Township that has caused roads to be shut down.

    The manhunt for a sex assault suspect in wooded areas of Bucks County entered a second day Saturday as the man remained on the loose.

    David Hamilton, 47, was spotted Friday in the woods near Sugan and Stoney Hill roads in Solebury Township, police said.

    Hamilton is wanted on a warrant out of Lower Southampton Township for allegedly carrying out multiple sexual offenses against kids, according to police.

    Police found his 2016 Toyota Corolla in Morrisville and he was spotted riding a bike across the Calhoun Street bridge into Trenton, New Jersey, early Friday morning.

    Search Continues for Sex Assault Suspect in Woods

    [PHI] Search Continues for Sex Assault Suspect in Woods

    A man wanted in Bucks County for allegedly assaulting children remains on the loose after he was last spotted in thick brush outside New Hope in central Bucks County. Authorities are warning residents to stay away from suspect David Hamilton if he is seen.

    (Published Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018)

    Then, Friday afternoon, a hunter saw Hamilton walking through the woods in the New Hope area. Officers responded and attempted to capture him, but police say he attacked an officer and tried to steal his gun. Hamilton was able to get away.

    Police set up a 40-acre search area on the ground and New Jersey State Police scrambled a helicopter to assist from the air. Several roads are closed in the New Hope area.

    Hamilton was last seen wearing a dark colored T-shirt, gray cargo shorts and sneakers. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

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    Photo credit: Solebury Township Police Department