Philadelphia

Delaware County Teen Faces Charges in Rapes of 9 Women

The sexual assaults occurred between 2014 and early 2017, prosecutors say

Police in suburban Philadelphia say a 19-year-old man is accused of raping at least nine women, starting when he was 16.

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan says DeJohn Lee has been in custody since early January, when one of his accusers saw him in a grocery store and called police.

Whelan says nine women were attacked separately, from 2014 to early 2017.

Local

Breaking news and the stories that matter to your neighborhood.

Ms. Tootsie's Owner KeVen Parker Dead at 57

Local Pop Artist Releases ‘Cup of Joe' Mug Featuring Joe Biden

Lee faces multiple counts of rape, attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offenses. Police say Lee recently told them he had many more victims, and Whelan is urging them to come forward.

Whelan says Lee would stalk his victims, waiting until they were alone before attacking.

Lee, of Chester, had no comment for reporters on the way to his arraignment Thursday. No attorney information is available online.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
Contact Us