Philadelphia Police Searching for Man Linked to Attempted Lurings and Sexual Assaults of Teen Boys

Police believe the same man abducted and sexually assaulted a pair of young brothers in May

Philadelphia detectives are searching for a man who they say tried to lure two teens to his car for sex. The same man is wanted for abducting and sexually assaulting two young brothers in May.

Around 5 p.m. Monday, the man drove up to a 16-year-old boy waiting for the bus at Stenton Avenue and Upsal Street in East Mount Airy. He asked the boy if he had any marijuana and when the boy replied no, the man asked if the boy wanted to make money through sex, police said.

The man, who was behind the wheel of a gray or silver sedan, then took out his phone and showed the teen porn, police said. A bus arrived moments later, allowing the boy to escape.

Three days later, about a mile away at Stenton Avenue and Haines Street in West Oak Lane, the man drove up to another 16-year-old boy. Police said he offered the teen $20 to show off his genetals. When the boy refused and tried to walk away, the man drive alongside and continued to increase the offer. He was able to evade the man shortly after.

Detectives said the driver's motive matches a pair of abductions and sexual assaults from the city's Stawberry Mansion section in May.

In that incident, a man driving a gray or silver sedan lured two brothers, ages 14 and 11, into his car from a Sunoco gas station where they were pumping gas to make money.

The man picked up one boy, drove away, and sexually assaulted him in the car while showing him porn on his phone, police said. After that boy was able to escape, the man went back to the Sunoco station and lured the other brother into the car. He then performed the same act on him, police said.

Police describe the man as 25-30 years old with light skin, a thin build, long hair and a mustache or beard. He was driving a gray or silver Nissan or Dodge sedan.

Anyone with information is asked to call Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS.

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